Cooking Time: 20 min
•2 1/2 cups water
•1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
•1 (7.25-ounce) package macaroni & cheese mix
•1 1/2 teaspoons salt
•1/2 teaspoon black pepper
•4 cups (1 quart) milk
•1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1. In a soup pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in mixed vegetables, macaroni from packaged mix (reserving cheese packet), salt, and pepper. Return to a boil, cover loosely, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add remaining ingredients, including reserved cheese packet. Reduce heat to medium, cover loosely, and simmer 10 minutes, or until hot and creamy, stirring occasionally.