15 Delicious Ways to Celebrate #NationalMacaroniDay [July 7]

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today’s round-up will have us all prepped and reading for National Macaroni Day – this Saturday, July 7th! Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the HLB community to add to your Macaroni Day Menu:

Non Traditional Macaroni Tuna Salad from Apple Crumbs // “If you’re like me and not a fan of overly creamy salads, this non traditional take on tuna mac salad might be up your alley.  Interesting assortment of ingredients. Very easy and quick to put together. Nix the sour cream for a healthier option of fat free cottage cheese.”

Low FODMAP Macaroni Salad + Picnic Tips from Treble in the Kitchen // “Low FODMAP Macaroni Salad puts a healthy twist on my Dad’s classic macaroni salad from my childhood.  I used a lentil-based pasta, added some veggies and kept all the zip and flavor of this traditional picnic dish.”

Dairy-Free Macaroni Salad from The Veggie Chick, Christin McKamey // “This macaroni salad is dairy free and amazing. What a great way to sneak some vegan food in your potluck! They’ll never know 😉 I especially love the addition of sweet peas. Yum.”

One Pot Chili Cheese Pasta from How Sweet Eats // “I’m still amazed that you can toss all this junk (especially the dry pasta!) in a pot and have it come out as an actual meal. Whaaaaat. It’s just mind blowing.
It’s truly the ultimate comfort food. I adore it. It doesn’t take very long and it’s super flavorful”

Sriracha Mac from YumUniverse from Pantry to Plate from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen // “This Sriracha Mac from YumUniverse From Pantry to Plate is comfort food at its finest. It is creamy, cheesy, spicy goodness – all packed into one little bowl.”

Green Chile Mac and Cheese (+ Nut-Free Option) from The Veggie Chick, Christin McKamey // “Creamy and comforting Green Chile Mac and Cheese, with a kick of jalapeños and topped with a panko-cilantro breadcrumb mix. This is a healthy version of a classic dish with a dairy-free makeover. I also give a nut-free option below.”

Zucchini and Avocado Mac and Cheese from Kroll’s Korner // A green macaroni and cheese made with zucchini, avocado, spinach and ALL THE CHEESE! Kid-friendly, but adults will love it, too.

Ultra Creamy Lightened Up Macaroni Salad from Hungry Hobby //  “The BEST healthy macaroni salad ever!  Loaded with veggies and creamy, cheesy flavor, the best side dish for any cookout.”

Lunch Box Friendly: Veggie Mac and Cheese Bites from Dash of Evans // “Looking to switch up the lunchboxes? Try these Veggie Mac & Cheese Bites! Perfect to make on a Sunday prep day for a whole weeks worth of lunches.”

Asian-Style Quinoa Pasta Stir Fry from Hello to Fit // “Asian-Style Quinoa Pasta Stir-Fry is one of my childhood dishes, re-purposed for a healthier and more nutritious weeknight dish. Chop, slice, and stir-fry your way towards a yummy meal.”

Southwest Pasta Salad from Zen & Spice // “Macaroni salad is one of the hot-ticket items at every barbecue or cookout- so look no further for a healthy version of this fan favorite! Made with protein-packed Greek yogurt, salsa, and lots of veggies and beans, this protein and fiber rich macaroni salad will be sure to satisfy.”

Crockpot Vegan Minestrone Soup from Dietitian Debbie Dishes // “This crockpot vegan minestrone soup couldn’t be any easier to make and is packed with plant-based protein and fiber.”

Tomato-Basil Stove Top Mac and Cheese from Iowa Girl Eats // “Tomato-Basil Stovetop Mac and Cheese is a simple yet scrumptious, gluten-free mac and cheese recipe. Made in just 1 pan and in 20 minutes!”

Macaroni and Cheese Jalapeno Poppers from Sinful Nutrition // “Macaroni & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers Recipe — A creamy & spicy appetizer like no other! Perfect for game day or any celebration!”

Beef Tomato Soup from Running Food Baby // “This soup is a hearty soup that tastes amazing…An easy way for me to use up the tomatoes from the garden is making homemade tomato sauce and tomato soup.”

Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing your best macaroni recipes and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorite dishes we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #MacaroniRecipes

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!

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