Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese

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Are you looking for easy kid friendly recipes? This Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese recipe is one to add to your recipe book. What kid doesn't like macaroni and cheese? Even adults can't resist the creamy cheesy goodness of a good mac and cheese recipe. This easy macaroni and cheese recipe will be the only macaroni and cheese recipe you will need and might just be your favourite go-to comfort meal of all time. We all remember the good old mac and cheese that comes ready to make. Even though this easy macaroni and cheese is super convenient, it unfortunately doesn't contain a lot of nutrition. You can find healthier boxed mac and cheese varieties, like Trader Joe's, Shells And White Cheddar, Macaroni & Cheese which is USDA Organic certified. Michelina's, Macaroni & Cheese With Hamburger is one of the least healthiest store bought macaroni and cheese options according to the Environmental Working Group's list of Food Scores.

These food scores are decided upon by the company researching and testing all of the ingredients in the package of food and putting it on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most processed and having the most chemicals in it, and 1 being the most organic, chemical free, healthy food. You can search many different foods on their website or through their app that can be downloaded on your phone. Even though some boxed foods will be healthier than others, nothing is healthier or better than making your own food at home from fresh ingredients. For example, in the store bought, processed macaroni and cheese Kraft Dinner, there are quite a few additives and preservatives in the powder that creates the cheesy sauce that you put over the noodles. So all of that can be avoided by making your own cheesy sauce from scratch with the help of this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.

This million dollar easy macaroni and cheese is packed full of cheese, including sharp cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, Parmesan Cheese and then some sour cream, milk and butter for extra creaminess. This is definitely one of those easy kid friendly recipes that your kids will have no issues eating any day of the week for any meal. Leftovers would be good to take for lunches too as long as there is a microwave accessible at their school. If you need to make a version of macaroni and cheese for a vegan or lactose intolerant individual, there are many recipes online for vegan macaroni and cheese. You can purchase cheese substitutes from the grocery store, brand names like Daiya are known to be popular cheese substitutes. You can also make your own cheesy sauce out of almonds mixed with lemon juice and sea salt to give it a zesty cheesy flavour. Thank you to Jen from Carlsbad Cravings for this epic comfort meal recipe for easy macaroni and cheese. Have a look through her other delicious recipes and try out some more of them when you have the chance.***

Nutrition Facts for: Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese From Carlsbad Cravings
Ingredients: Pasta, butter, all purpose flour, milk, evaporated milk, cornstarch, Dijon mustard, chicken bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, sharp cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, sour cream Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, extra virgin olive oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 809, Calories from Fat 444, Total Fat 49.3g 76%, Saturated Fat 29.5g 147%, Cholesterol 179mg 60%, Sodium 1179mg 49%, Potassium 426mg 12%, Carbohydrates 54.5g 18%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 9.7g, Protein 38.3g, Vitamin A 29%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 94%, Iron 18%

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