"Wheely" Easy Mac & Cheesy

Prep:
5 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Easy
Yields:
4 servings

A fun and easy twist on the always popular macaroni and cheese, this "Wheely" Easy Mac & Cheesy recipe features an added touch of nutritious veggies mixed in velvety cheese sauce. Learn more about this recipe at the Nestlé Kitchens blog.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dry wagon wheel or rotelle pasta
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (shelled soybeans)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese blend or other cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half

Directions

COOK pasta according to package directions, adding edamame to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking time; drain.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, garlic powder and black pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

ADD pasta and edamame to cheese sauce; stir until combined. Add tomatoes; stir gently until combined.

TIPS:
• Look for edamame in the frozen food or organic section of your local store.
• Frozen peas can be used in place of edamame.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/4 servings of recipe
  • Calories 560
  • Calories from Fat 230

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 26g 40%
  • Saturated Fat 15g 75%
  • Cholesterol 80mg 27%
  • Sodium 400mg 17%
  • Carbohydrates 56g 19%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 32g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 70%
  • Iron 15%

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