Calories

300

Protein

18g

Carbs

43g

Fat

7g

Springtime always means lots of peas in my house, and this one’s a favorite of mine. You'll feel like a kid again as you enjoy this unique twist on a comforting bowl of mac 'n cheese. This simple dish is easy enough to make on any busy night or for a quick lunch. And with whole grain pasta and the added veggies, it’s nutritious, too!

Mac ‘n Cheese with Peas

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

20 min

Recipe Type: Pasta/Rice

Serving Size: 1 cup

Makes 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole grain pasta
  • 1½ cups frozen peas
  • ½ cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded  
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Heat water to a boil in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Add the pasta, then cook for 9 minutes.
  3. Add peas to the pasta, then cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat, then drain water.
  5. Stir in cheese and seasonings.
  6. Serve warm.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 300 (70 from fat)
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 390mg
Carbohydrate 43g (6g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
Protein 18g


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