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Mac & Cheese Mix-Ins 3 Ways

October 16, 2018

Ready to mix up your mac and cheese game? These three mix-in ideas will take dinner to the next level! It all starts with a box of Annie’s gluten-free noodles. Once they’re boiled, just stir in your favorite fixings (along with the magical cheesy packet that comes stashed inside). So whether you’re craving pizza, hamburgers, or fresh seasonal veggies, there’s something for everyone. Pro tip: Double the recipe if you need extra portions. We predict zero leftovers!

Pizza Mac and Cheese

Yields: 2 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 (6-ounce) box Annie’s Gluten-Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cheese packet (included in box)
½ cup mini fresh mozzarella balls
3 ounces pepperoni, thinly sliced

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta, then add it back into the saucepan along with milk, butter, cheese packet, mozzarella, and pepperoni; stir.


Primavera Mac and Cheese

Yields: 2 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 (6-ounce) box Annie’s Gluten-Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Half zucchini, cubed
1 small carrot, cut into 2-inch batons
¼ red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cheese packet (included in box)

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain. While the pasta cooks, warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, carrots, and bell pepper. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Off heat, add drained pasta to skillet with the vegetables, along with milk, butter, and cheese packet. Toss and serve!


Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Yields: 2 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 (6-ounce) box Annie’s Gluten-Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cheese packet (included in box)
3.5 ounces mini meatballs
1 medium pickle or 3 cornichons, chopped

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta, then add it back into the saucepan along with milk, butter, cheese packet, and meatballs; gently stir. Top with pickles before serving.

Recipe by: Angela Gaines

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