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Hidden Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

Hidden Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

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"A delicious way to incorporate more vegetables into your meal. Carrots and cauliflower blend in well with this dish when using Gouda and white cheddar cheese. Customize to your liking by using different shapes of pasta, vegetables, and cheeses. Enjoy!"
Easy 👌
45 min
15 min
3 min


4 oz
cavatappi pasta (or pasta of your choice)
¼ cup
chopped carrot
½ cups
chopped cauliflower
minced garlic
¼ cup
low-fat milk
2 oz
smoked Gouda cheese
2 oz
sharp white cheddar cheese
ground black pepper
cayenne pepper
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!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Hidden Veggie Macaroni & Cheese


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