Before we start a new diet, we always have to make sure it’s actually doable—namely, that we’re not committing to forgoing our favorite comfort foods entirely. Because let’s be honest, a life without mac and cheese is hardly a life at all. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you. Here are seven ways to get all that gooey cheesiness in your life, no matter what diet you’re on.
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Gluten-Free: One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Totally gluten-free (just follow the directions to use your favorite GF pasta) and minimal dish cleanup. Sign us up.
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Vegan: Butternut Mac and ‘Cheese’ with Smoky Shiitake ‘Bacon’
The secret here is pureed butternut squash, which makes the best fake cheese sauce we’ve ever tasted.
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Ketotarian: Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Keto Cheese Sauce
OK, so you’ll never mistake this for actual mac and cheese. But it definitely puts the craving to rest.
Paleo: Sweet Potato Mac ‘N Cheeze
Macaroni made entirely from sweet potatoes? We officially believe in miracles.
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Keto: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Sausage
Who needs pasta when you can have this much cheese and sausage?
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Pegan: Vegan Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash Noodles
Behold, the power of nutritional yeast and almond milk.
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Mediterranean Diet: Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese
This totally sensible recipe seriously ups the veggies and limits the dairy fats without sacrificing any flavor.