I’m not quite sure how Mac and Cheese became assigned to ‘kid’s food’, but if I would let my kids choose what they want to eat everyday I’m pretty sure we would be having Mac and Cheese for Every.Single.Meal. Making the box kind is quick and easy and maybe that is part of it, but I personally think that the taste and nutrition are about as good as eating the cardboard box it comes in.
This Mac and Cheese Soup Recipe combines the comfort of a creamy savory homemade soup with the kid factor of mac and cheese, but the added bonus of veggies!
The key to this recipe is to chop the veggies super small. I used my food processor which diced them super fine. So fine in fact that everything but the carrot literally disappear. My kids love carrots and so they were fine having small bits of carrot in the soup. If you don’t have a food processor, you can dice them yourself and it should work just fine. After they are chopped, add them to a large saucepan. Sauté them until soft and then add flour and cook for a couple more minutes. Then add the broth and bring to a boil. In the meantime, shred your cheese and boil your noodles.