Veggie Packed Mac & Cheese

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A health-forward twist on boxed mac & cheese!


3 minutes

Prep time

13 minutes

Cook time

287 cal.

Per serving



Pot (small), Frying pan, Stovetop, Knife


Boxed mac & cheese
Butter (unsalted)
Milk (whole)

Step 1

In a pot of salted, boiling water, prepare the mac & cheese according the package instructions.

Mixed vegetables (frozen)

Step 2

Meanwhile, add the frozen veggies to a pan over medium heat. Add a splash of water (1 tbsp per serving) & stir. Cover the pan & steam the veggies for 2-3 min until thawed.

Sun-dried tomatoes

Step 3

As the veggies steam, roughly chop sun-dried tomatoes (optional).


Step 4

Uncover the veggies & add the sun-dried tomatoes with a drizzle of oil. Season with paprika, salt & pepper. Stir & cook 1-2 more min then remove from the heat.

Step 5

Add the veggies to the mac & cheese. Stir it all together. Serve & enjoy!

Recipe tipMarcy

Try adding the cooked mac with veggies to a greased baking dish & top with extra cheddar cheese. Broil the top for a bubbly, crispy finish!

- Marcy, Food Editor

Nutrition facts

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Energy287 cal.
Fat19 g
Carbohydrates22 g
Protein6 g
Fiber4 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Veggie Packed Mac & Cheese" contains 287 Energy, 19 g of Fat, 22 g of Carbohydrates, 6 g of Protein, 4 g of Fiber.

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