We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen. Here’s one that’s has the super-fast convenience of boxed macaroni and cheese with a little extra nutritional oomph.
Get the Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese opens in a new tab
This time of the year, “easy” is extra important—schedules are weird and cook time after work and school is limited. Enter my new favorite super-fast dinner recipe! Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese opens in a new tab takes something you already probably have stashed in your kitchen and makes it better for you and more delicious.
This idea came from a brilliant coworker who started using this trick to add some extra protein to a simple dinner for her young son. Red lentils are pretty magical in that they don’t do much to the end texture of the mac and cheese…just make the sauce a little richer-tasting and creamier.
Follow along in this how-to video opens in a new tab as Molly prepares this easy meal.
As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Molly puts her food fascination to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. Nothing excites Molly more than discovering a fun new food combination or tradition. Catch more of Molly’s cooking videos opens in a new tab in our fall cooking playlist on YouTube.