Fun & Easy Mac Cheese Soup for Kids

One way we save money in our house is to pack our kids lunches rather than buying school lunches. We also do not have a hot lunch program at my children’s school.   So I thought I would share with you some recipes I find to spice up our children’s lunches! So each Friday, keep an eye for a new recipe for your kiddos lunchbox!

This weeks Friday Lunchbox Recipe:


Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 15 min

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 (7.25-ounce) package macaroni & cheese mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups (1 quart) milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  1. In a soup pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in peas and carrots, macaroni from packaged mix (reserving cheese packet), salt and pepper. Return to a boil, cover loosely, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, including reserved cheese packet. Reduce heat to medium, cover loosely, and simmer 10 minutes, or until hot and creamy, stirring occasionally

Recipe and Photo credit thanks to MrFood!

Mr Food

Thanks Just Trying To Save Money!

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  1. Ari says

    This is a very simple but nutritious meal to take to school! I like that you incorporate the veggies in it too so that there’s some additional nutrients beyond just the calcium and Vitamin D. I always took a packed lunch from home and would occasionally get a something beyond a typical sandwich and I know I appreciate those meals so much more. Thanks for the recipe!

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