Do you sometimes dread that question, “What’s for dinner, Mom?” Well, I’m here to ease some of your pain today! With a stocked pantry and a helpful trick or two up your sleeve, you can have fast, easy, and family-friendly meals always on hand – no special planning (or creativity) required!
This recipe for 1-Dish Creamy White Cheddar Shells with Shrimp and Peas is one of those go-to dinners that’s ready in about 15 minutes, utilizes kitchen staples, and makes everyone at the dinner table very happy. Plus, you’ll love the fact that there’s only one pot to wash when the meal is over!
If there’s one meal that will always please all four boys in my house, it’s macaroni and cheese. Maybe it’s the simple combination of mild flavors that just go so well together, but from the baby all the way up to Dad, it’s a crowd favorite. My kids particularly love the creamy, cheesy Horizon Classic Mac, and I love that it has 9 grams of protein and is made with organic pasta and real organic cheese. In fact, Horizon Mac & Cheese is basically the perfect dinner trifecta: great ingredients, delicious taste, and convenience for parents!
Since shrimp happens to be one of our family’s favorite proteins, I figured that nobody would complain when I bulked up a box of Horizon Classic Mac Pasta Shells with White Cheddar Cheese by tossing in a can of tiny shrimp and a few handfuls of frozen peas! My boys loved that the shrimp were “swimming with the shells in the ocean,” and they decided that the green peas were the “seaweed.” Who knew that such a quick and easy dinner recipe could make them so happy?!
But you know what’s even better than this one-dish meal? The fact that when you are in need of a similar dinnertime solution, you have so many other options available right at your fingertips — thanks to the Horizon MAC-N-ATOR. This awesome online tool will soon become your best friend! The mac-n-cheese recipe generator will surprise and delight your family, while making your life (a little bit) easier.
Parents simply select the ingredients that are already sitting at home and the MAC-N-ATOR will generate a mac & cheese recipe using Horizon Mac & Cheese! How cool is that? As long as you have a box of this delicious pasta in your pantry, you can avoid those painful last-minute trips to the grocery store!
Be sure to give this recipe for 1-Dish Creamy White Cheddar Shells with Shrimp and Peas a try –- it’s a great way to get some seafood into your kids’ bellies. But then be sure to check out the Horizon Mac & Cheese Pinterest Board, where you can find plenty of other delicious mealtime solutions! Plus, don’t forget about utilizing the MAC-N-ATOR to see what else you might be able to create, just with the ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. The dinnertime rush just got a whole lot more pleasant!
1-Dish Creamy White Cheddar Shells with Shrimp and Peas
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins
1 (6 ounce) box Horizon Classic Mac Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese (plus milk and butter, as called for on package instructions)
1 (4 ounce) can tiny shrimp, drained
½ cup frozen peas
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Prepare pasta shells according to package instructions. Gently stir in shrimp, peas, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.