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Veggie Mac

A budget friendly weeknight staple full of fresh veggies and a childhood favorite.

  • Author: Anuja
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 box mac n cheese (your favorite variety)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste (or 2 cloves garlic, smashed, then finely diced)
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 10 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 3 leaves Basil, chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add onions. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Add zucchini, sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add bell peppers and spinach and sauté until spinach wilts.
  6. Add milk, the cheese packet from the mac n cheese, and the garlic. Stir until the powder is dissolved.
  7. Add pasta and butter and mix thoroughly. Salt if desired.
  8. Top with tomatoes and fresh basil and serve!