Hidden Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

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16 oz cavatappi pasta (or pasta of your choice)
1 cup chopped carrot
2 cups chopped cauliflower
½ tbsp minced garlic
5 tbsp butter
1 cup low-fat milk
8 oz smoked Gouda cheese
8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ cup bread crumbs
  • Step 1/13

    Boil water in a large pot. Add cauliflower and carrots, set to low heat, simmer for 15 minutes with cover on.

  • Step 2/13

    Drain the veggies and add to the food processor. Process at high speed for 15-20 seconds and set aside.

  • Step 3/13

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Step 4/13

    In the same large pot, boil pasta as directed on the box.

  • Step 5/13

    While the pasta is cooking, grate both cheeses.

  • Step 6/13

    Drain pasta.

  • Step 7/13

    In this same pot, add 3 tablespoons of butter and minced garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.

  • Step 8/13

    Add the pasta back into the pasta as well as the veggies. Stir together.

  • Step 9/13

    Add the milk and cheese until mixed well and cheese is melted.

  • Step 10/13

    In a small saucepan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add bread crumbs, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir together well.

  • Step 11/13

    In a large casserole dish, add macaroni and cheese. Spread evenly throughout the dish.

  • Step 12/13

    Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture on top.

  • Step 13/13

    Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Let sit for 3-5 minutes and enjoy!

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