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"Ditch The Box" Fast Mac & Cheese


  • 1 pound elbow noodles
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup defrosted spinach (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 cups grated cheese

Cook elbow noodles according to package directions. Drain pasta. Return pasta pot to stovetop. (OPTIONAL STEP: Blend milk and spinach until smooth.) Melt butter in pasta pot. Add milk (or spinach milk). Add onion powder. Add pasta and stir. Stir in cheese till melted. Makes enough mac&cheese to feed a 4 year old and 1 year old for a week.