I’m sharing my easy KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner casserole as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Youknowyouloveit
I can’t believe that it’s already the end of the school year! This time of the year things around our house are crazy busy! We’ve got end of school programs, sports tournaments and of course social gatherings to spend time in the beautiful weather with all the kiddo’s friends. Since life is so busy right now, I’m working on finding ways to make dinner extra special. After all, it’s often the only time of the day when we are all together!
Here’s the thing though. I need to get creative in my cooking. Why you ask? Well with so many fun activities going on around us, I’m finding that unless I put an amazing meal on the table, my guys don’t come running! I’m sure all you moms are familiar with the old “Just five more minutes!” that gets screamed from down the street when you call the kiddos to dinner. But I’m combating that with a delicious dinner that brings my two little guys (and my big guy) running every time I make it!
So, how did I come up with the idea for this dinner? Well, it was actually pretty simple! I know that all my boys love when I make their favorite KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner! In fact, it’s one of the few items that I know ALL of my hungry guys will beg for time and time again.
And let’s just be honest, it’s a staple that gets made in my home quite often because it’s quick, easy and now has better for you options. Recently, I found myself serving our KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner as a side with grilled chicken and broccoli. But I noticed that one item on the plate was disappearing before all the others! Can you guess which one it was?
If you guessed that the macaroni & cheese was gone from everyone’s plate first, you’d be totally right. At first I figured that was just the way things are and that I’d just have to be that mom that spends the rest of the meal saying, “Eat your broccoli!” and “You’re not leaving the table till your chicken is gone!” But on about the 10th time of making those statements, I came up with a way to turn our favorite KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner into a casserole that would make all the items on our plates disappear!
What You Will Need:
KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
2 Chicken Breasts (Cut Into Cubes)
1 Microwaveable Bag of Broccoli
1/2 Cup of Cheese
1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs
Now, let me start by saying this dish is so easy to make but so insanely delicious that if your family is like mine, it’s sure to become an instant family favorite! To make it, I simply cut my chicken into cubes and cook the cubes until the juices run clear. At the same time, I pop a bag of pre-cut broccoli into the microwave so it will be ready at the same time my chicken is. Then all that’s left for me to do is make my KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese according to the directions on the box.
Once all the individual ingredients are ready, I add them to a bowl so that I can turn them into one amazing dish!
With my broccoli, chicken and macaroni & cheese in a large bowl, I do the oh-so-simple job of stirring the three ingredients together well so that the yummy cheese from the KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner coats my chicken and broccoli! I know, I know….it all seems so simple that you’re wondering why you didn’t try this recipe long ago! But I digress! Now that I have my deliciously cheesy mixture ready, it’s time to really take the taste over the top!
To do this, I simply pour my macaroni and cheese mixture into a large casserole dish (or you can make small ramekins if you prefer individual servings) and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. Next, I sprinkle my cheese over the breadcrumbs and pop my casserole into the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees! While I wait for the casserole to cook, I’m able to do all the dishes and have a clean kitchen just in time for the timer to go off indicating that my easy dinner is ready!
Once my time is up and the cheese on my casserole is melted to perfection, I pull it out of the oven and set my warm, bubbly and absolutely delicious meal aside to cool slightly!
With a mixture of veggies, meat, pasta and cheese, it’s an all-inclusive dinner that really brings my boys running! And as for the crunchy crust on the top? Well, it’s just the right finish to truly take this dish over the top!
In my home, any night is a perfect night to have Macaroni & Cheese Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli for dinner! Plus, since the KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner has 9 grams of protein per serving, I always feel great about serving a dinner that we’re all sure to love!
So now that my mouthwatering Macaroni & Cheese Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli is ready to serve, all that’s left to spoon in onto my plates, add a side of fruit salad, a slice of bread and a glass of milk. Lo and behold, I’ve got a meal that is sure to satisfy even my pickiest eater!
And the best part? I can pretty much guarantee you that if your guys are like mine, you won’t have to ask them to eat their dinner or clean their plate a single time! Because they won’t be able to get enough of this amazing creation made from their favorite KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner!
So, what are you waiting for? Stop over thinking your dinner ideas and say hello to simply delicious meals today! Start by picking up KRAFT Blue Box Macaroni & Cheese Dinner at the store and then whip up this delicious dinner that is sure to bring your whole family running!