I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop about Easy Comfort Food Recipes for Kids has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. This has been a harsh and very cold winter across the US and nothing is better than some easy Comfort Food recipes to warm up our bellies. While I love cooking from scratch there are those nights when I still want a well-balanced meal on the table but just don’t have the time. This is why I decided on this easy comfort Food Recipe using Kraft Shells and Cheese.
While at Walmart grabbing some supplies before this last storm that hit Central VA, I found a family size box of Kraft’s Shells and Cheese. I purchased the Family size as I knew as a main dish the smaller size would not fill up from family of 5. I also knew I could freeze any leftovers or eat them for lunch the next day.
Kids love things in small sizes so I decided to turn my Kraft Shells and Cheese into Chicken Broccoli Shells and Cheese cups. These would be fun as side dish for a party as well in their individual serving sides. In order to really save time, I purchased some already cooked chicken breasts and frozen cut up broccoli. Of course this is a great recipe to make with leftover chicken.
This could not be an easier comfort food recipe. Simply follow the cooking directions on the Kraft Shells and Cheese box. Add the cheese sauce and mix well. Then add the lean protein, chicken in this case, and cooked the vegetable, broccoli, to the mixture.
To make the individual comfort food servings, I sprayed a muffin tin with nonstick spray. I then used an ice cream scoop to fill each muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool before attempting to take them out. Trust me on this one!
If you don’t have the time to bake them individually, just heat the ingredients few additional minutes in the pan until well mixed and everything is warmed.
I think these Shell and cheese cups are adorable on a serving dish for a party, kids and adults would love them.
Here is a quick meal option that has 4 food groups, dairy, grains, meats and veggies. I roasted some green beans while I cooked the chicken, broccoli and cheese cups for another simple side dish. You can mix up the veggies and protein to your family’s tastes.
The family size box of Kraft Shells and Cheese made 12 individual servings and 1 adult serving. Each of my kids ate two muffins. This made a great lunch the next day or you can freeze the cups for another time.
Even if you don’t have a lot of time to make comfort food recipes you can still be #CookingComfort and serve your kids a nutritious meal on the go using semi homemade ingredients like we did for this #CollectiveBias shop.
What is your favorite Comfort Food Recipe?