Cooking With Kids: Not-From-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese [RECIPE]
Good Afternoon Everyone!
Happy Friday!! ❤ Just sliding in here real fast with today’s recipe of cooking with kids. The Noob Chef Junior cooked this macaroni and cheese without any struggles. (Although she is already a pro at mac and cheese since she made up her own kimchi mac and cheese! Hehe!). This batch was tasty, but I was mostly impressed with how healthy it was. The noodles were whole wheat rotini which tasted delicious and it was loaded with peas and carrots! What a yummy win! So grab your little one and head on into the kitchen and give this simple recipe a try. I think you’ll find that mac and cheese tastes much better when not from a box 😉 . I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay tuned for more delicious recipes and as always, keep on cooking! 🙂
Not-From-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese
- 1 (16 ounce) box whole wheat rotini (spiral) pasta
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, or any cheese of your preference
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small bag frozen peas and carrots bag (Note: We used a microwavable frozen steamer bag kind to make it easier)
Grab all of your ingredients.
Get a pot boiling with water and cook your spiral pasta until tender. Ours took about 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta. Turn the heat back on to medium-low and add in the milk, butter, and cheese. Mix, mix, mix until it’s creamy and looking delicious!
Meanwhile microwave the frozen veggies according to the steam-bag directions. Ours took 5 minutes and was done. Add in the vegetables to the cheesy pasta. Mix and eat! Enjoy! 🙂