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Wicked Fast

by Courtney on June 11, 2012

I love it when I can have a meal ready and on the coffee table in less than twenty minutes.

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We decided to keep things easy in the dinner department over here this evening; initially, we were planning on hitting up the driving range after dinner (it’s been quite a while since I was last there), but both of us ended up bailing on the idea since we’re feeling a bit tired and lazy.

I guess that’s what I get for staying up to watch Mr. Powell

Tonight’s dinner came together wicked fast, thanks to a box of Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar.

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While the pasta cooked, I heated up a couple of Italian-style chicken sausages, steamed up some fresh spinach, and opened up a can of diced tomatoes…throw it all together and you’ve got a quick, more nutritious version of mac & cheese.

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So, so good.

I may end up doing some baking tonight, but that’s still undecided. Then again, I may just pass out on the couch too. Who knows. Hopefully you’re having a more exciting evening than I am! Winking smile

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1 Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third June 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Easy & healthy meals are the best kind! This version of Mac & Cheese might be something that both my husband and I could BOTH agree on… one of the very few recipes! :)
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2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I love quick meals too – my meal was quite similar tonight. I cooked up a batch of rice and then threw in whatever veggies and beans I had lying around. It worked!
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3 Courtney June 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

My dinner was very quick… because it was leftovers. Leftovers are good in that you have food ready when you want it, but I’m a girl who likes some variety.
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4 Maura @ my healthy 'ohana June 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I just do happen to have a box of Annie’s shells and cheddar that we need to use up, so excited to try your recipe! I like it when you can bulk up an easy base with veggies and protein :)
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5 Alysia @ Slim Sanity June 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I love adding extra ingredients to Mac ‘n Cheese!
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6 Angela June 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Annie’s mac and cheese is what I am planning on busting out for dinner, fast easy and my husband loves it!
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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I love taking boxed mac and cheese and turning it into a healthier version of a favorite! I like to throw frozen veggies in on the last few minutes of the pasta cooking time and then add canned tuna when you’re stirring everything together. So delicious.
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8 Megan@ The Running Doc June 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Annie’s Mac and cheese is the best! I’ll have to try healthifying it up with veggies!
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9 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom June 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Speaking of delicious dinners, I made your Chicken Buffalo Pasta tonight and it was a hit with the entire family!! When a 6 and 4 year old gobble it up, that says it is GOOD!! I will have to put this one into my “recipes to try” list as well!!

Enjoy a relaxing evening!!
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10 LauraMae June 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

YUM! That made me hungry and I still have a bike ride home to start dinner! I want to bake, too….want to being the operative word. =)
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11 Sabrina @ Work It Ms, Jackson June 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I brought home Annie’s Mac and Cheese last week. The cheddar one and the white cheddar one. TJ is so skeptical about all the new nutritious stuff I bring home, and we really liked it.
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12 Lauren June 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Love the white shells but I haven’t had them in ages! Hope you enjoy a nice lazy night at home. :)
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13 Katy June 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I love quick meals. I always have some mac and cheese or a Pasta Side on hand for night’s like these. Just add some meat and veggies and you are good to go!
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14 Kaylie June 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Quick dinners are the only way to go! Maybe it’s because of my laziness, but I rarely ever have the energy to cook a dinner that takes more then 20 minutes most nights. ;)
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15 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family June 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

These are the kind of meals I make most nights. Easy, healthy, and delicious. can’t lose!
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16 Linz @ Itz Linz June 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm

wickedly fast? i made 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies: 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup pb. amazeballs.
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17 Jenna@Redheadrunningwild June 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I think I will have to try this Annie’s Mac and Cheese, it sounds delicious! I love quick meals, especially when they turn out super yummy!
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18 Ali June 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

looks great! I may just have to take this idea! :)

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19 Lisa June 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Quick meals are the best! They are all I can usually handle by the end of the day. Enjoy your relaxing night at home!
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20 Miz June 12, 2012 at 6:26 am

it was couch couch couch here :)
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21 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

I love quick dinners like that! Annie’s Mac and Cheese is so good :)
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22 Katie June 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

Love that dinner. . . need to copy it soon!
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23 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life June 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Yummm, this looks so simple and easy! I love sprucing up pasta!

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