When my brother and I were growing up, Easy Mac seemed to be one of the only things we constantly ate for lunch in the summer. My parents would stockpile 2 big Sam’s Club boxes of it at our house and no doubt, it was gone in a matter of a few weeks.
Now that I’m a little older, I still enjoy Easy Mac (A LOT), but I’ve also discovered there’s other mac & cheese options out there that are fantastic! I’m a big fan of the mac & cheese at Noodles & Co. I like how it’s creamy and cheesy, but not over the top. I’ll eat the Velveeta Mac & Cheese with no shame, because the flavor is fantastic. Basically, I just really like all things mac & cheese.
Therefore, when I set out on the journey to make my own mac & cheese at home, I wanted to copy the various things that the other ones had going for them.
1) I wanted it quick and easy like Easy Mac.
2) I wanted it creamy and cheesy like Noodles & Co.
3) I wanted it to taste as great as the Velveeta stuff.
4) Lastly, and most importantly, I wanted it healthy!
With the recipe below, I nailed all 4 things I was going for, not to toot my own horn or anything. No more boxed mac & cheese in this household! :)