Dinner Shortcuts: Vegetable-packed macaroni and cheese

Brandy O'Neill

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Do you love macaroni and cheese? Do you love vegetables? How about combining the two. This vegetable-packed mac 'n' cheese is the perfect weeknight supper.

Vegetable packed shells and cheese

Boxed macaroni and cheese doesn't have to be unhealthy. We have taken a simple box of delicious mac and cheese and packed it full of delicious vegetables. We used spinach, peas and tomatoes but it would be delicious with broccoli, carrots and even mushrooms.

Vegetable-packed macaroni and cheese

Yields 4 servings


  • 1 box macaroni and cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup frozen baby peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes


  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to box directions.
  2. Once prepared, add in spinach, peas and tomatoes. Add to low heat and cook until vegetables are warmed.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.