Mac & Cheese with Chicken Sausage and Peas
Mac & Cheese is not just for the kiddies anymore! This Chicken Sausage Mac & Cheese meal is so easy and flavorful; you’re going to want to add it to your weekly meal rotation. And, even though, I’ve added a little pizzazz and veggie action- it’s still super kid-friendly!
I used Annie’s Organic Shells and Real Aged Chedder Mac & Cheese to make a really quick, tasty, healthy dinner that my whole family enjoys. My kiddos, like most, are crazy for Mac & Cheese… what can I say I’m pretty crazy for Mac & Cheese too! I always use Annie’s brand Mac & Cheese because they choose every ingredient that goes into their products with care. You won’t find any; GMOs, synthetic preservatives, artificial flavors, synthetic colors, growth hormones or persistent pesticides. Just look for Bernie, the little rabbit on Annie’s packaging and you’ll know you’re getting a top notch product. Who else is #teamannies? 🙂
I think most of us can admit, we love plain ol’ Mac & Cheese with nothing added. However, it’s always fun to experiment and change things up. I decided to use a nitrate-free, minimally processed Apple Chicken Sausage and some frozen peas to give my Mac & Cheese a little extra oomph. While the Mac & Cheese was boiling; I chopped up a couple of sausage links and heated them in a small skillet. When the Mac & Cheese was cooked and prepared, I threw in the sausage and frozen peas. I love an entire meal that can be served in about 10-15 minutes! Works well for those busy school nights!
Mac & Cheese with Chicken Sausage and Peas
- 1 6 oz. box of Annie's Mac & Cheese (I used the organic shells and real aged cheddar variety.)
- 2 nitrate-free chicken sausage links, chopped (I used an apple chicken variety.)
- 1/2-1 cup frozen peas
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare Mac & Cheese according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, heat chopped sausage in a skillet over med-high heat.
- Once Mac & Cheese is cooked and prepared, add the sausage and peas to the Mac & Cheese and gently stir to combine.
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I have never tried these products before but now that my family and I are moving to a healthier way of eating I am looking forward to trying them. Thanks!
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I am a long time fan of the “blue box Mac n cheese”. I recently tried Annie’s and I love it! I think I will have to make the switch for better ingredients.
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Love their bunnies for my one year old, keeps her satisfied even when she sees her big sister eating something that I am not ready for her to eat. Also, we love their shells and cheese, we add peas a lot but have never added chicken sausage, looking forward to trying!
I’ve tried the individual packs of white cheddar mac & cheese and love it. My nephew does, too!
I’ve tried the organic shells and they are deeeeeelicious. My go-to comfort food!
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Thanks so much, Dolores! I hope you find some other goodies!
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We love all the Annie’s products! It’s the only Mac and cheese I buy for my kiddo’s too
A recipe that I love all three ingredients.. what could be better? oh that’s right, winning the giveaway! Haha. I love their bunnies (who doesn’t?) and their Alfredo Shells & Cheddar.