Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Easy Mac and Cheese

I was going to name this dish Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy- can you tell that I've been spending a lot of time with the five and under crowd?!

So  snow has come to Canada.... a bit early in my opinion. But it is perfect weather for comfort food! I wanted to make a warm, stick to your bones cheesy plate of goodness for my kids-- but I never give them the KD- just to avoid getting too much processed stuff into their little bodies. I got this recipe from Spend with Pennies but totally amended it to add some nicer cheese and some vegetables. #eatthoseveggieskids 


3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (I used Catelli Smart with fibre)
4 cups milk and more to add--- I used 2% but you can use skimmed
½ onion chopped
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup mushrooms
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup baby spinach
1 ¼ cup shredded cheese- I used a combination of cheddar and asiago
2 tablespoons cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste

(I really suck at taking ingredient pics and forget more than half the time)


1.  In a saucepan combine milk, onion and butter. Bring to a slow boil.
2.  Add macaroni and corn, reduce heat to low.
3.  Continue to simmer stirring frequently until noodles are cooked (about 15 minutes).
4. Watch to make sure the liquid doesn't completely evaporate. You can add extra milk 1/4 cup at a time if the liquid is low.
5. Once the pasta is cooked, ensure the noodles are not dry. Add more milk or even a touch of water.
6. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover for 3 minutes.

Taking a pic and a little hand couldn't wait....

Take 2  (I garnished with some tomatoes

So there you have it-- the goodness of KD, without the 'goodness' of KD. Enjoy. 
PS> You could totally add chopped chicken or bacon into this recipe. 

Linking up with 
 Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday
 Kristen for Handmade Tuesday Susan for Love From the Kitchen

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  1. Oh my goodness!! This looks amazing. I don't think my little hands would wait either. How cute :) I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing all of these fabulous recipes!

  2. I always make my mac and cheese from scratch too! Next time I'll add all those veggies, great idea!

  3. Yum! Thanks for posting! I love mac and cheese!

  4. Perfect! I love an easy stove top mac & cheese. With tomatoes sounds great!

  5. This really looks delicious! and has a nice spin off the original every day mac n cheese recipe!

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  6. YUM! Nothing better than baked mac n' cheese!


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