Easiest Mac and Cheese Recipe Ever SIMPLE

Easy, Cheesy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Mac and Cheese is easiest in the microwave, but it isn't the best tasting. If you want the BEST easy macaroni and cheese, we've found the perfect pasta for you! This recipe is simple, and it tastes good. Enjoy!

Easiest Mac and Cheese Recipe Ever SIMPLE
Barilla® Pronto™ is an amazing time saver.

Barilla® Pronto™ will save you time without sacrificing the flavor or texture you have come to expect from Barilla® Pasta. You can find it at Kroger in the canned and packaged goods section- right next to the regular pasta. Kroger offers Elbows, Rotini, Penne, Spaghetti, and Linguine.

Easiest Mac and Cheese Recipe Ever SIMPLE
Make your mac and cheese gourmet by mixing in frozen peas and pepperoni.

You can customize Barilla® Pronto™ to your liking. We boiled up a pan of penne and tossed in our favorite ingredients. See the simple mac and cheese recipe below. It is so fast, you won't believe how much time it saves!

Barilla® Pronto™ Penne.
Barilla® Pronto™ Penne.

Easy PEAS-y Mac and Cheese Recipe

Frozen Peas
Black Pepper
Your Favorite Cheese Sauce in a Jar

Here's the tricky part: Sit pan on stove. Add water according to package directions. No need to turn on stove and preboil water! Pour in your favorite Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta variety- we chose Penne. Turn on High heat to boil. Stir to keep from sticking.

  • Boil until most of water is gone (about 10 minutes).
  • No need to rinse and drain!
  • Add your favorite cheese sauce from a jar, sprinkle in pepper, and frozen peas.
  • Optional: Toss in Pepperoni. We served it on the side due to our picky eaters.
You can customize Pronto™ to your liking by adding sauce, seasoning, vegetables or proteins for unlimited meal options!
Find Barilla® Pronto™ at your local Kroger in the pasta aisle

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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.