High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni

High protein mac and cheese for the WIN!
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This High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni was shockingly delicious. It’s packed with protein and so flavorful. If you struggle to meet protein goals, this is a great meal that I usually like to pair with a side salad or some veggies.

Since my High Protein Chicken Alfredo was such a hit last week, I decided to follow up with some high protein mac and cheese. I can’t take the credit though. I got this recipe from @Stealth_Health_Life on TikTok.

High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni

High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Cheddar Powder
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Banza Pasta – Banza pasta has 50% more protein, 3x more fiber than regular pasta and more nutrient-dense. I always keep this stocked in my pantry because it’s always good to have on hand. When one week you don’t want to go to the grocery store, always have pasta and sauce ready to go.
  • Blender – I use this one from Amazon. I love Ninja products in general. They last long and they’re so reliable. I’ve never had an issue with any of them. I recently got this new Speedi which cooks a 3 course meal in minutes. I used it to make the Best Fish Tacos ever and wrote a review.
High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni

Make it your own

Like any recipe, it’s completely customizable! You can add in veggies, additional protein like chicken, more or less cheese sauce and top with hot sauce or breadcrumbs. Just keep in mind that macros will change. It’s very low calorie so it gives you room to add in what you like. Or pair it with a simple side salad and some veggies.


Some other great seasonings to add would be some garlic powder, onion powder and a little paprika.

Additional Protein

Have you tried hot dogs in mac and cheese before? That would add in about 5g of protein and it’s delicious. Try some canned chicken or rotisserie chicken for a quick and easy way. It’d also be great with shrimp or steak.

High Protein Cottage Cheese Macaroni

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 242



  1. In a sauce pan, add cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan, cheddar powder, milk, salt and pepper. Cook on medium to low for a few minutes.

  2. Next, transfer your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Cook your noodles according to box. 

  4. Combine cheese sauce and noodles and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 242kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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