Meatless Monday in Minutes

Monday’s are hard, but dinner doesn’t have to be. The last thing I want to do on Monday night is make dinner…and I love cooking. Luckily Annie’s Homegrown makes this awesome macaroni and cheese that is all natural. I tend to add in lots of vegetables, top with a little extra cheese and whole wheat panko crumbs, and then broil it for 1-2 minutes. This is the perfect meatless Monday meal in under 15 minutes. 

Very Veggie Mac and Cheese

Serves 2, ready in 15 minutes                               


  • 1 box of Annie’s Macaroni and cheese (any kind, requires milk or milk substitute, butter optional) 
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 12 grapes tomatoes 
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat panko 
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, add in chopped broccoli at the same time as pasta to boiling water.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat EVOO in sauté pan.
  3. Add grape tomatoes to hot sauté pan, season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Drain pasta/broccoli and add in milk, butter, and cheese according to package directions. 
  5. Stir in grape tomatoes.
  6. Place pasta mixture into an oven safe pan. Top with mozzarella cheese and panko crumbs. 
  7. Broil 1-2 minutes. 
  8. Enjoy 🙂

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