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Veggie Mac and Cheese

4.5 from 6 reviews

Your kids are going to love this cheesy veggie mac and cheese in their thermos!

Ingredients

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With boxed macaroni and cheese:

  • 1 6-ounce box natural or organic macaroni and cheese
  • 1 32-ounce package reduced-sodium chicken broth/stock
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot blend
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

To use pasta:

  • 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni pasta (or other)
  • 1 32-ounce package reduced-sodium chicken broth/stock
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot blend
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Add the vegetables, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Add the cooked macaroni and cheese to the veggies and broth, add the milk and cheese. Stir well to combine until the cheese is melted, turn off the heat, and serve.