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Stovetop Shells and Cheddar with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Roasted Carrots
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Stovetop Shells and Cheddar with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Roasted Carrots

Stovetop Shells and Cheddar with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Roasted Carrots

It’s hard to improve upon the classic mac and cheese, but this stovetop version has unbeatable twist. The pasta boils right in the sauce! This method makes for an ultra-creamy texture with minimal cleanup. A side of caramelized carrots is the perfect accompaniment.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes


serving amount

6 ounce

Shell Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

4 ounce

Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

16 ounce


(Contains Milk)

1 unit

Yellow Onion

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

16 ounce

Baby Carrots

Not included in your delivery

4 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories758 kcal
Energy (kJ)3172 kJ
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat21 g
Carbohydrate71 g
Sugar26 g
Dietary Fiber11 g
Protein30 g
Sodium684 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Baking Sheet
Cutting Board
Small Bowl
Baking Dish


roast carrots

Roast the carrots: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel then halve the carrots, then cut into wedges (like steak fries). Toss the carrots on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven for about 25-35 minutes, until soft and caramelized.

cook pasta

Halve, peel, and mince the onion. Heat 4 Tablespoons butter in a medium oven-proof pan over medium heat. Add the onion to the pan and cook, tossing, for 5-6 minutes, until very soft. Add the milk and 1 cup water to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the pasta to the pan and cook, stirring very often, until pasta is al dente and sauce has thickened, 10-12 minutes. TIP: If the sauce becomes too thick before the pasta is al dente, simply add a splash of water.

make panko crust

A few minutes before the macaroni is ready, remove the roasted carrots from the oven and set the broiler to high (or oven to 500 degrees). In a small bowl, combine the panko with a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

crust the pasta

Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese. If you do not have an oven-proof pan, now is the time to transfer the mixture to a large (9x13”) baking dish. Sprinkle with the panko mixture and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.


Serve the macaroni and cheese straight out of the skillet, with the roasted carrots to the side. Enjoy!