Easier Than Boxed Mac and Cheese from Devin Alexander

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Easier Than Boxed Mac and Cheese -- Fit Baby Version


  • Bean pasta with olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Broccoli Pre-made pasta
  • Chicken breast or grilled fish (for “FIT MOM” version)


  1. Run pre-made pasta under instant hot water or boil water in the microwave in 3 minutes and pour that over it to reheat the pasta
  2. Boil the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking the pasta
  3. Toss it in olive oil and parmesan cheese


  • If you think your child doesn’t like bean pasta, make sure you’re not overcooking it – I always do it less than package directions for al dente – then it’s not mushy and doesn’t taste like beans.
  • Make sure you’re serving the “right” shape of pasta. Make sure you’re buying one that “looks like” what your child already enjoys.

Recipe courtesy of celebrity chef Devin Alexander.