Mac 'n Cheese Peppers and Peas

Mac and cheese never met a veggie it didn't like! This recipe calls for peas and red bell pepper for some added summer flavour.

Mac 'n Cheese Peppers and Peas

Mac and cheese never met a veggie it didn't like! This recipe calls for peas and red bell pepper for some added summer flavour.



Ingredients

  • 1 box (170 g) Annie's™ Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Annie's™ organic Cheddar Bunnies™ crackers, crushed

Directions

In 2-quart (2 L) saucepan, make Shells & Real Aged Cheddar as directed on box, increasing milk to 1/2 cup (125 mL). Remove from heat. Stir in bell pepper, sweet peas and 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the cheese until well mixed. Cook over medium-low heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup (50 mL) cheese and the crackers until well mixed. Sprinkle evenly over shells mixture.



Expert Tips

  • Serve with crusty French bread.
  • For a complete meal, add your favourite veggie protein or grilled chicken.