Macaroni and Cheese with hidden veggies

by | Oct 26, 2015 | 2 comments

Kids love Macaroni cheese! So why not make a version that is good for them and their growing bodies with nutrients from hidden veggies cooked in broth!

Yields1 ServingDifficultyBeginner
 300 g macaroni or GF pasta cooked
 100 g Cheddar Cheese grated
 50 g Parmesan grated
 150 g Cauliflower chopped
 1 carrot chopped
 1 zucchini chopped
 1/2 onion, finely chopped
 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
 75 g butter
 1 1/2 cups milk
1

Cook pasta on the stove, as per packet instructions. While the pasta is cooking, cook the vegetables in the broth. Puree the vegetables once they are cooked.

2

Drain pasta, and place into a bowl. Stir the vegetable puree through the pasta.

3

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add the flour and stir making sure there are no lumps, add the milk and gentle bring to the boil until the sauce thickens.

4

Add the cheese, turn off the heat and stir until combined.

5

Add the sauce to the pasta and serve.

6

Serve with extra parmesan cheese sprinkled on top if you wish.

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Ingredients

 300 g macaroni or GF pasta cooked
 100 g Cheddar Cheese grated
 50 g Parmesan grated
 150 g Cauliflower chopped
 1 carrot chopped
 1 zucchini chopped
 1/2 onion, finely chopped
 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
 75 g butter
 1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

1

Cook pasta on the stove, as per packet instructions. While the pasta is cooking, cook the vegetables in the broth. Puree the vegetables once they are cooked.

2

Drain pasta, and place into a bowl. Stir the vegetable puree through the pasta.

3

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add the flour and stir making sure there are no lumps, add the milk and gentle bring to the boil until the sauce thickens.

4

Add the cheese, turn off the heat and stir until combined.

5

Add the sauce to the pasta and serve.

6

Serve with extra parmesan cheese sprinkled on top if you wish.

Macaroni and Cheese with hidden veggies
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2 Comments

  1. Catherine

    Hi, can I use spelt flour instead of emmer wheat? Or could you suggest other alternatives that would work? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Jordan Pie

      Hi Catherine, yes I don’t see why spelt or buckwheat flour wouldn’t work. Let us know how it turns out 🙂

      Reply

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