My granddaughter loves macaroni and cheese. A couple years ago, I wanted to make it healthier and hide some vegetables in it, so I experimented and found that broccoli really makes it taste SO good. I usually buy Annie's if I don't make it from scratch. Annie's has better and less ingredients in theirs. (Since eating Annie's, I can't stand Kraft.)
When I put the water in to boil, I also drop in about a half a bunch of broccoli (per box of macaroni), cut up. When the water starts to boil, I add the macaroni. When the macaroni is done, the broccoli is also nice and tender and done too.
I drain them, add the cheese packet, and also add some extra cheese-whatever I have in the fridge. Adding extra cheese makes it taste better too, because the broccoli kind of dilutes the cheese packet if you just use that. My granddaughter loves this so much, she will eat like three bowls of it! And she's little and only four. And, the best thing, she eats every speck of broccoli too!
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