Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese

February 19, 2014

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Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

The other day I ventured out with my 3 littles.  We were on the hunt for some Kraft Shells & Cheese (their dad’s FAVORITE food ever.  Seriously.).  They were being such champs while we wandered all around Walmart to gather some other items we needed, and then headed over to the pasta section where we found this:
Shells and Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

I was excited to find Walmart carried a Family Size available since that’s what we need in these parts.  There is of course, the regular size as well.

Anyways, we went on our merry way and when we got home, I got these beauties all chopped up.
Veggie Bake by Simplistically Sassy

Grabbed my awesome box of Kraft Shells & Cheese and some little ramekin cups to make a Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

This is where is gets super easy … are you ready?  Make the Shells & Cheese as directed on the box.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Next, you’ll want to scoop about 1/2 cup into the ramekins, and then I put some of the chopped veggies on top.  Then I stirred them in all together.  We add more Shells & Cheese as needed to fill it.  We probably could have done a bit more.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Next, we just put about 2 tsp of bread crumbs on top of the veggie baked Shells & Cheese.  You could premix some bread crumbs with some melted butter if you wanted.  We just left them, and it was great.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Put them in the oven on Broil for about 3 minutes.  Once they’ve crisped up just a bit, take them out and they’re ready to serve.  These are a perfect little comfort food side dish.  You could easily make it more a meal and add chicken or even ground meat into the mixture.  It’d be great served in a casserole dish as well.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

As a side note, you could cook the veggies a bit first, if you prefer them tender.  I love feeling like I’m #CookinComfort Food.  🙂  Super good.  Always fun to find new ways to spruce up the regular meal and make it more balanced. Thanks #CollectiveBias for the opportunity to think out of the box (literally).

Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

 

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5 thoughts on “Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy Post author

      Thanks Emily. 🙂 They were funny in the store, lol. They were posed perfectly, until I stepped away to take the picture, and they all started being crazy. Typical, lol. 🙂 The veggie bake really turned out super yummy.

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