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Veggie Macaroni and Cheese with Meatballs

Easy, meaty mac-and-cheese starts with a bag of frozen veggies and cheese sauce.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
cups water
1 1/2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (6 oz)
1
bag (24 oz) Green Giant® frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower & cheese flavored sauce
18
frozen cooked Italian meatballs (about 9 oz), thawed
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

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  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat water to boiling. Add macaroni; return to boiling. Cook 5 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not drain.
  • 2 Stir in frozen vegetables with sauce chips and meatballs. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 11 to 13 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until sauce chips are melted. Stir in Cheddar cheese until melted.
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat water to boiling. Add macaroni; return to boiling. Cook 5 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Do not drain.
  • 2 Stir in frozen vegetables with sauce chips and meatballs. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 11 to 13 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until sauce chips are melted. Stir in Cheddar cheese until melted.

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Expert Tips

If you prefer, a 24-ounce bag of Green Giant® frozen broccoli & three-cheese sauce can be used instead of the broccoli, carrots and cauliflower mixture.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.