Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac {& Giveaway!}

Mmm mmmm. Last night’s dinner was soooo good. And I have Annie’s Homegrown to thank!

Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac

I recently joined up with Team Annie’s, a fun social community where fans get special access to the world of Annie’s and can share their love for Annie’s delicious products (did someone say “Mac and Cheese”?!). And the best part? You can join, too! Just click the Team Annie’s link above to check it out!

So if you’ve been reading STSL for a while, then you probably already know I’ve long been a fan of Annie’s. Not only are their snacks fantastic (I’m lookin’ atchu, snickerdoodle bunnies) but I absolutely love their mac and cheese. They’re great when I’m in a pinch, and the fact that they’re so completely customizable is even better.

annie's mac and cheese

Typically, when I’m cooking up a box of Annie’s mac and cheese, I try my best to incorporate at least one or two veggies, along with a protein. So for last night’s dinner, I decided to add in some favorites (and a couple newbies) to create this Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac.

Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac

Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac


  • 1 box Annie’s Shells and White Cheddar, prepared according to directions on box
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4-5 turkey meatballs*, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2-3 tbsp Annie’s Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Cook Annie’s shells and white cheddar according to directions on box. Toss cut up turkey meatballs in BBQ sauce (I also heated them in the microwave to ensure they were warm enough). Add minced garlic and BBQ turkey meatballs to mac and cheese until everything is warmed through. Enjoy!

*I recently made a slightly adapted version of this recipe for turkey meatballs for Lucas, but we’ve all been loving them over here. I’d definitely recommend them!

Sweet & Garlicky BBQ Turkey Mac

Now for the fun stuff…how about a little giveaway with some Annie’s swag?

annie's giveaway prize pack

One lucky STSL reader will win a fun Annie’s prize pack, including:

  • 1 box each of mac + cheese (white cheddar, aged cheddar, GF pasta)
  • 1 box of cheddar squares
  • 1 box of fruit snacks
  • Chino Bag
  • Annie’s Homegrown Coupon
  • Spork

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Annie’s product is.

I’ll choose a random winner on Monday, August 11th. Good Luck! Smile

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie’s Homegrown. This could include Annie’s providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment.


  1. Jessie says

    I love Annie’s products, but right now are favorite are the Bernie’O’s, not for me but for our 15month old. He loves them and basically eats them every day for lunch.

  2. Julie says

    I love Annie’s! I always have a few boxes of their pasta in my pantry for a quick dinner, and always have cheddar bunnies in my diaper bag for the twins while we’re out! I’d say the white cheddar pasta is my fav!

  3. Marsha says

    I love, love, love the Amy’s cheese enchiladas! They are the best. I’ve never tried her mac and cheese but I hope to soon!

  4. Heather says

    The white cheddar shells of course! I steam a bag of mixed vegetables in the microwave and mix it right into the hot mac. Nutritious and delicious!

  5. Monique says

    To be honest I have never tried Annies products, but would love to! My first choice would be the mac n cheese 😉

  6. says

    I love all the different Mac and cheese flavors and was craving it last night but we didn’t have any milk in the house. So funny today now you are posting about Mac and cheese.

    I can only eat the gluten free Mac now but at least they have an option!!

  7. Annie says

    Well mainly love all of Annie’s stuff because we share a name…..but I am with you on the bunny cookies..SO good! (clearly I am a child at heart)

  8. Diana says

    my favorite product is defenitely their mac and cheese but my husband would say the chocolate bunnies – i cant keep my hand out of the box!

  9. Amanda says

    I love so many Annie’s products! My favorite as of late is the graham crackers and the Tuscan Italian dressing. It is s’more and pasta salad season after all!!!

  10. Sarah says

    I love their mac+cheese! I add defrosted chopped spinach or other steamed veggies to bulk it up and make it healthier!

  11. Jenn says

    Their Mac & Cheese is really good, but I love their Ketchup. It doesn’t taste as processed as a lot of other ones I’ve tried.

  12. Patty says

    I don’t have a favorite Annie’s product. I don’t think Ive ever tried them. I’ve seen them in the stores but I have a habit of sticking to the brands I know. Guess I need to change my ways and add the mac and cheese to the shopping list.

  13. sarah h says

    i’ve only tried annie’s mac & cheese, but it was really yummy (better than kraft for sure!). would love to sample some other products!

  14. Nicole-Lynn says

    Oh how fun! Annie’s White Shells and Cheddar and it is my favorite Annie’s product, so far! They are a company/brand my family and I trust. I’d love to try some more of their great stuff. Thanks for the opportunity!


  15. Tiffany says

    The honey bunnies are my weakness….And I just recently cooked up a box of the bunny mac&cheese which are now my new favorites!

  16. Jill says

    Ooooh, I love Annie’s mac & cheese! Mac & cheese has always been a favorite staple of mine and Annie’s has become my brand of choice. I love the creamy shells and cheddar. We have it almost weekly in our house; in fact, it’s on the menu for tonight!

  17. Amanda says

    This is nuts, but I’ve NEVER had their products! I’m sure I would love them, so I’m dying to win this!

  18. Jennifer says

    The cheddar squares are my favorite. I’ve always loved Cheez-Its as a comfort food so it’s nice to have a better alternative.

  19. Kayli says

    I love the white cheddar! But I typically buy the mac and cheese bunnies b/c they have less sodium. ; ) Still so delicious!!!

  20. Suzanne says

    If I have to choose, my favorite Annie’s product is the white cheddar mac and cheese… But really how could I choose, everything is great!!

  21. Allison says

    I have only had their bunny fruit snacks but I would love to try more. I typically can’t afford to shop in the health/organic aisles of the grocery store since everything is expensive.

  22. Allison says

    My daughter loves the mac n cheese that she can make for herself in the microwave. I love the bunny grahams.

  23. Laura says

    Pick a fave?! Eep. I guess I’ll have to go with the fruit snacks, though the aged cheddar mac sure hits the spot 😉

  24. Tracey says

    Annie’s has too many great products to just pick one favorite, but I would have to go with the graham crackers! They are the best toppings on yogurt :)

  25. Audra says

    The shells and white cheddar are my all time fav. Although I wouldn’t pass up any of their products if they were offered to me!

  26. Anie U says

    I’ve only ever tried the Bunnies. Given that those are fantastic, I’m sure the other Annie’s products would be the same :)

  27. Laura M. says

    We have been using Annie’s products since my son was little (he’s now 13…where does the time go?) Our favorite product has the be the white shells and cheddar. It’s so good with broccoli!

  28. Tara says

    My husband and I love the Annie’s white cheddar mac and cheese shells! So yummy! They are a quick and easy go to in our house when we are short are time!

  29. Ashlie says

    I love the mac and cheese…I could eat it daily. I usually add some broccoli and frozen peas to it…delicious!

  30. Kelsey says

    Because I am secretly 5, I adore Annie’s g-free mac and cheese and the berry patch fruit snacks. And the ginger snap bunnies. All of them. I love them all.

  31. Lauren says

    I love Annie’s products! My fave right now is their raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing! I use it as a marinade as well!

  32. Samantha says

    I love they’re white cheddar Mac & cheese! I always add tons of roasted veggies, shrimp and spinach to make it a bit healthier 😉

  33. Melanie Doe says

    Parmesan mac and cheese spirals! So yummy and you could easily add all kinds of different things to keep it exciting

  34. Noelle says

    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never tried any of Annie’s products but now I plan to! The mac and cheese sounds so good (and so do the cookies)!!

  35. Julissa says

    I’ve never tried any Annie’s products!!! There’s a box of Annie’s Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese in our cupboard but I keep forgetting it’s in there. I need to get to it!

  36. Claire says

    Although I can chow down on mac n’ cheese with the best of them, I think my favorite would have to be the bunny fruit snacks.

  37. Casey Lee says

    I am a white cheddar mac girl all the way! I always add some veggies and chicken sausage for the family to make it a full meal.

  38. marin says

    Mac and cheese is my favorite food, so it’s way too hard to choose ONE favorite. I love all of the Annie’s mac and cheese flavors.

  39. Amanda says

    Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks are my absolute favorite treat! I love that my local Fairway carries almost all of the flavors too…soooo good!

  40. Lauren B says

    MY favorite is the Mac n cheese in the blue box- reminds me of my childhood, but without all of the yucky artificial stuff! My toddler’s favorite are the “nunnies” which means cheddar bunnies. :)

  41. Jen H says

    I LOVE the whole wheat shells and cheese… also the snickerdoodles… honestly i haven’t had anything i didnt like of theirs!

  42. beckie says

    I love the Cheddar bunnies or Cheddar snack mix most of all from Annies! But I do love their mac-n-cheese (all the varieties!) too! Mmm…I have a box in the pantry and I might just have to make it for dinner…

  43. Ashley says

    Ah I love Annies, I don’t even no where to begin! I love the white cheddar shells, cheddar bunnies (really all their mac n cheese), and the bunny grahams!

  44. KatieTX says

    Gosh there is so Annie’s product that I do not love. Our pantry is always stocked with Mac and cheese and bunny grahams.

  45. Nancy A. says

    I have only tried her frozen burritos and love those! Would like to win and try these other delicious products!!

  46. says

    I’ve only tried Annie’s bunny grahams. I love the cinnamon flavor! But I do have a box of Annie’s cheddar mac n cheese in the pantry to consume sometime soon. Maybe we’ll be making that recipe you posted. It’s looks delicious! :)
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  47. Elle says

    Just one favorite? I love their cinnamon bunnies and their fruit snacks and their whole wheat shells and white cheddar!

  48. emily says

    I love Annie’s mac… I seriously have at least four boxes in my cupboard at any given moment. Their BEST mac is the Organic Alfredo one… OMG

  49. Sheena says

    I have not eaten the Mac and cheese much but I love the chocolate chip bunnies!!

    Ok I have to have that spork;)

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