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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recipe Swap Wednesday-Homemade Mac & Cheese

While technically this would probably be considered a recipe, it's more like a collection of prepackaged foods combined in a super yummy way. Vegetables have been added to improve the nutritional value of this dinner but it is by no means a "health food". I shudder to think of the Weight Watchers point value this would have.

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
16 oz. pasta of your choice
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
2 cans milk
1 lb. polska kelbasa (I'm pretty sure that's spelled wrong but you get the idea)
1 box of frozen pureed squash (this makes it creamier without adding fat. no really, it does)
1 bag frozen peas
Tomatoes, diced
Shredded cheddar cheese

Pasta: Cook according to the lovely directions provided on the package. When the pasta is finished cooking I usually add the bag of peas to the water and let them cook before draining the pasta.

Sauce: Combine & heat cheddar cheese soup, milk, sausage, and squash. I like doing this in the crock pot because of the risk of scorching. And it's easier when dinner time comes and all I have to do is cook the pasta.

Combine the pasta, sauce, peas, tomatoes and as much shredded cheese as you would like.

Enjoy! And make sure everyone who raves over it know how much you slaved over this meal!


rychelle said...


i can only cook recipes with pictures. ;)

Kristina P. said...

I am a picture girl too!

And the first time I ever had real Mac and Cheese was after college. My mom only made the Kraft stuff. That's neglect, right there.

~Thought's By Dena~/ JDs Gift Shack said...

yep I agree I like seeing pics know so I can see if mine turned out looking like it was suppose to look!!!

Suzie said...

This is a favorite at our house. However, I don't do the squash part. Kevin hates squash and would probably hate me if I added it into his beloved Mac and Cheese.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Oh no! I don't have any pictures of this one. Next time I make it I'll take pictures and post them. Of course, if any of you picture people are inspired to make it yourselves and post pictures, I'll steal them from ya and post them on my blog too! ;o)

Scottkids said...

Thanks for the recipes!!!

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