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Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Hot dogs and veggie mac & cheese

What you need: Serves 4
4 hot dogs, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup carrots diced
1 cup green beans cut into 1/2 inch sticks
1 cup peas
1 cup white onions chopped
1/4 tsp paprika/chili powder or better yet 1/2 tsp of chili garlic hot sauce
1 cup milk
Salt to taste
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner pack

Prepare macaroni according to instructions on the box, adding about 1/2 tsp salt into the boiling macaroni. Drain and set aside. Reserve about 1/2 a cup of the drained liquid.

In a large skillet on medium heat, add a Tbsp of butter. As it melts, add in the minced garlic, followed by onions and the hot dogs. Saute the mixture for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add in the carrots, beans and peas. Let them all cook on medium high for another 3 minutes.

Stir in the paprika or hot sauce to combine. Then, add in the drained macaroni. Stir in the drained liquid, milk and the cheese from the box. Add salt to taste. Reduce the heat to low. Cover, and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until Macaroni is tender. Serve hot, Enjoy!

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