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Easy Mac & Cheese for Kids, in 8 Minutes!

Meryl Downing
Mac & Cheese is an easy kid lunch favorite, so ditch the blue box and orange mystery powder for this homemade version, ready in 8 minutes!
Course Kids!, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1/2 box pasta macaroni, rotini, or bowtie
  • 1/4 c frozen peas, corn or chopped broccoli optional
  • 3 T whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1 c shredded Cheddar cheese or any kind


  • Cook pasta according to directions on box (add a pinch of salt to the boiling water). Add frozen or fresh veggies in last 3 minutes of boiling.
  • Drain and stir in yogurt and shredded cheese, amounts don't need to be exact.
  • Extras can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Keyword kid's lunch, mac&cheese, Pasta