This is a favorite quick go-to recipe in our house. We all love it. Serves 2.
You will need:
Pasta (I change it up. Elbow, spiral - whatever)
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp of cream cheese
a handful of (fresh is best) shredded parmesan
Kale (Optional. I sauteed a bag of kale, threw it in the food processor and froze it in an ice cube tray. Now I just throw it in with the mac and cheese to sneak in some veggies. You wouldn't even know...)
Also optional: a pinch of salt
Cook your pasta as directed. I use 1 cup of dry pasta per person. Drain, don't rinse, set aside.
Melt the butter in the same pot (less dishes hehehe), add pasta back to it. Stir in the cream cheese and parmesan cheese. If you use kale, add it now too. Stir until all ingredients are melted and combined - done! You just made healthy(er) mac & cheese. No more boxed m&c in our house!