This an organic version of your favorite Macaroni and Cheese that is healthy, made of whole wheat and one that your kids will love!
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Mac and Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, Organic Mac and Cheese, Organic Macaroni and Cheese
Author: Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
2cupsof organic whole wheat macaroni elbows.
2cupsof organic grated cheese.I use a Cheddar Jack & a bit of Mozzarella
2tbspof organic butter or margarine if you prefer.Optional
1/2organic onion or chicken bouillon cube.
1/4cupof organic sour cream. Or plain yogurt works too.I prefer Organic Valley
1tsp.of fresh parsley.
2tbsp.of organic bread crumbs.
1poundof organic ground chicken.Optional
1/4chopped onion.Only if you choose to add meat
1/2tsp.Paprika for color.
Bring a pot of water to a complete boil, fill it just enough to be able to add the noodles and to still have some breathing room up top. Add a pinch of salt if you so desire. I'm not a big salt user, so I skip it.
Once the water has boiled, add in the 2 cups of whole wheat, organic macaroni or the desired amount. Cook pasta according to the package instructions (if applicable), boil to desired firmness. For a softer noodle, cook a little longer than the time recommended and for an al dente, pull it off a little earlier than the recommended time.
Use a strainer or colander to rinse, drain and strain the macaroni.
Add the organic butter or margarine to your cooked whole wheat pasta. Transfer the pasta back into the pot and stir until the butter has completely melted.
Add the 1/4 of organic sour cream or organic plain yogurt to the buttered noodles.
Add your cheese blend of cheddar jack and mozzarella to the buttered noodles. You can use any type of cheese depending if you want a milder taste or something a little more sharp. This is where you can tantalize your kids' taste buds according to their palates.
Add a 1/2 organic chicken bouillon cube to the noodles and stir until completely dissolved. If you are making more than 2 cups of noodles, add the whole cube.
Stir cheese, chicken bouillon and sour cream into noodles until completely smooth and the cheese is thoroughly melted. Add fresh parsley, or salt and pepper to taste. Though I think it is pretty flavorful as it is! This is where you can add your browned, drained and seasoned organic ground chicken. Make sure it is crumbled, stir in and serve!
Serve and Enjoy!
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