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Shells and Cheese with Kielbasa and Peas

Ever since discovering my favorite recipe for Easy Mac and Cheese almost 2 years ago, it’s become a regular in our weeknight dinner rotations. I love it because I can whip together in almost the same amount of time as a store bought packaged mac and cheese or side item, but it’s so, so, so much better. Plus I love knowing exactly what is going into my food. No mystery chemicals or high fructose corn syrups.

During my first trimester of pregnancy I was exhausted all the time and many nights I just didn’t have the energy for complicated dinners. This led me to do more experimenting with the recipe and add-ins to turn mac and cheese into a quick weeknight meal. This has been one of our favorite combinations. The kielbasa adds a nice smokey flavor and the meat that Jesse likes to round out his dinners. The peas add a light sweetness and make me feel just a tiny bit better about eating mac and cheese for dinner (even though I know peas aren’t the best vegetable choice in the world, still better than nothing!) I hope you like this combination as much as we do!


Here are some more Easy Weeknight Dinner ideas!

Easy Foil Packet Salmon
Easy Homemade Fish Sticks
Easy Pasta with Mexican Black Bean Sauce
Easy Mexican Lasagna


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Dea

    Man, I am ready to eat this for dinner and it’s only 8:30 am! This looks sooo delicious, I must make this soon!

  2. KMont

    This looks great! And seems so easy. Going to put it on our menu for next week.

  3. Melissa

    Looks like a winning dinner for my crew! How many servings do you think this makes?

    1. Jessica

      I would like to say 4, but in our house it’s more like 3! Hope you enjoy it!

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