With a busy family, weeknight dinners can be a struggle for many. We are on the go a lot due to the kids after school schedules. When I haven’t been able to prepare a dinner in advance, sometimes we are tempted to throw together a dinner just to get something on the dinner table. Today I am sharing a way to make a really easy AND delicious weeknight dinner option that everyone will love…Macaroni and Cheese Kielbasa.
Have you seen the new Horizon Organics Gluten-Free Macaroni and White Cheddar Cheese? It is pretty tasty. Many of you know that I try to eat mostly Gluten Free. So sometimes it can be a challenge for me to create recipes my family and I can both eat and enjoy! This Macaroni and Cheese tastes great and the kids would never guess it was gluten free. This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes. Better yet? The kids beg to make the Macaroni and Cheese…by themselves!
Macaroni and Cheese Kielbasa
6 oz. Pork Kielbasa, sliced
1/2 cup Artichoke Hearts, chopped
1 cup cooked Broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
1. Make Macaroni and Cheese according to the box instructions.
2. While Macaroni noodles are cooking, sauté the Kielbasa and Artichoke Hearts.
3. Prepare your Broccoli by steaming it.
4. Toss together the Macaroni and Cheese with the Kielbasa, Artichoke Hearts, and Broccoli.
My whole family LOVED it. This is a great recipe to help you get your kids active in the kitchen. This meal can be made by the kids with some supervision. I shared earlier how we gave each of the kids one week night to make dinner. They get to pick the menu and do most of the work, with me right beside them to help supervise or step in when needed. I have found that the kids are enjoying meal time a lot more with a lot less complaining because they are in charge of the menus!
It is never too early to let the kids help and a great way to instill a love of cooking…a skill that will be useful for their entire lives. I know their future families will be grateful for the skills they are now learning.
My kids happen to love Kielbasa, but I understand some children or adults may not…if you don’t want to use Kielbasa, this recipe would taste just as great with chopped bacon in place of the Kielbasa!
What is your favorite way to eat Macaroni and Cheese?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organics. The opinions and text are all mine.
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