Hide the Veggies Mac & Cheese Recipe

This was my attempt at getting my toddler to eat his vegetables. It is a hit with both kids and adults alike. The vegetables are well hidden, yet they add additional flavor to the mac & cheese. Can be served as a stovetop dish, or baked.

Hide the Veggies Mac & Cheese

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
By author Dish Ditty

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Onions (diced small)
  • 1/2 cup Orange Bell Pepper (diced small)
  • 1/2 cup Carrots (shredded small/thin)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1.5lb Mixed Cheeses (Velveeta, Sharp, Colby Jack, or Mozzarella: your choice)
  • 1.5lb Macaroni (Cooked to package directions)
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

Note

You can use any cheese, but I usually do a mix of Velveeta, Extra Sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack.

Directions

Step 1
Sautee vegetables in butter
In large saucepan, cook the onions, orange peppers, and carrots in butter on medium heat until all the vegetables are soft and the onions are translucent.
Step 2
Cook flour
Add the flour and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Step 3
Add Milk
Slowly stir in the flour, mixing well, and cook until bubbly.
Step 4
Stir in cheese
Stir in the cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until melted.
Step 5
Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni noodles and stir well to combine.
Step 6
You can serve it as is. Or, put it in a casserole dish sprayed with pam, add some breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

 

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