“What’s for snack Mom?” – is what every Mom hears in the evening when kids are off from their playtime and there is still time to dinner. Introducing Macaroni Salad and Macaroni cups – Elbow macaroni tossed with veggies to add additional flavors, nothing fancy… just a perfect, classic recipe to satisfy your cravings and everyone will love that! Kid-friendly recipe and a great way to involve children in the kitchen. I think it’s a great way for them to be up at the counter with me, helping me with stuff, learn about cooking or just watch me cook. It’s a great family bonding time. 🙂
Boil macaroni as per the package instructions and chop the veggies. In my opinion the flavor distributes better if the veggies are chopped small. Improvise and add veggies to your liking, I added what all I had in my refrigerator. Want to make it spicy mix 1 tablespoon of chili sauce with ketchup.
Enjoy the recipe as is or if you would like to take it to a next level, make these cute and delicious Macaroni cups filled with macaroni and topped with cheese….Yummmmy!!
These are very versatile cups that always go over big with kids birthday party or potlucks. First of all they get their favorite macaroni and secondly, that too in a cup.. Yay!! Make them in large batches because they will be gone even before you know it. Made 30 of these for my kids play date among 10 kids and all I heard was, “Do you have some more?”
COOK TIME – 15 minutes for Macaroni salad and additional 10 minutes for Macaroni cups. Time mentioned below is just for Macaroni salad.