20 Sides That Make Mac & Cheese a Meal
Mac and cheese is such a solid staple. You can stock your pantry with the basics to make it from scratch, find a favorite boxed variety, or go for pure nostalgia with the frozen kind that microwaves in minutes. While some might argue that mac and cheese is an entire meal (my second grader, for one), even on the most harried nights I still want a side dish to round out the table.
So, what goes with mac and cheese? Side dishes for mac and cheese can be as easy as sliced apples and carrot sticks or a bagged salad. Or you can steam a bag of frozen vegetables and call dinner done, too. When I have a little more foresight and time on my hands, though, I like to make mac and cheese feel more like a meal by pairing it with a vegetable side dish or two. Roasted vegetables, quick raw slaws, even a bean salad really transform mac and cheese into dinner.
Here are 20 of my favorite sides that make mac and cheese a meal.
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