Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Healthier Box Macaroni & Cheese

EVERY kid LOVES Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and healthy conscience parents cringe.  Here is a remedy when you don't want to make your own and you want your child (or you) to eat something besides mysterious cheese paste and you is so complicated...get ready
Ingredients...yes minus water for cooking-this is it!

  • one box mac n cheese (I can't say that Annie's or store brands will work-I haven't tried them, but my educated assumption is that they should work just the same as Kraft)
  • one 3.5 ounce baby food puree carrots (I use Gerber organic line)

  1. Cook pasta as directed, drain, place in bowl or back in pot.
  2. Add in carrot puree and mystery cheese pack.
  3. Stir.
  4. That's it...just felt like there should be at least four steps...perhaps I could say wash pan here or grab spoon...anyways I told you this was soo hard LOL

Drained pasta with carrot puree and cheese packet...please note my daughter decided in the middle of all this she wanted the Kraft Mac Phinneas and Ferb pasta instead so that is now what is cooked)

Final product. My daughter LOVES this and my husband thinks it taste better, richer than by box directions

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I made this at the beach for L and my nephew tried some and asked for seconds (this was after he had alread had lunch!)  It is truly yummy!

1 comment:

  1. This is the only way I have made Mac n cheese since Gray was a baby. Except I purée my own baby carrots. I have also added pureed sweet potato and turkey to it. They did notice this one because of the meat texture, but didn't mind.