Healthy Mac and Cheese

Everybody loves mac and cheese. It’s a childhood favorite, but adults always gravitate towards it. It’s warm, filling, and the perfect thing to eat when it’s chilly outside.

While Mac and Cheese is mostly carbs and fat, it’s important to dress it up a little bit if you or your kids eat it often. Below, we have a recipe for a “healthier” alternative to your regular mac and cheese.

Let’s get cooking!

Vegetable Chicken Mac and Cheese | Yield 4 Servings

2 tablespoons light butter, melted
1 cup fat free milk, or any milk of your choice
8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
4 cups assorted frozen vegetables, thawed (broccoli, peas, etc)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 400°. Combine butter, milk, pasta, chicken, vegetables and cheddar cheese n a baking pan.
Step 2 -In a separate bowl, mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan. Sprinkle over top of casserole.
Step 3- Bake 30 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are toasted.
Step 4- Let cool for 5 minutes once ready. Serve warn. Enjoy!

*inspired by and photo from *cookinglight!

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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