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Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Main Dish

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 478

Fat per serving: 21g

Saturated fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 54g

Protein per serving: 19g

Fiber per serving: 3g

Sugar per serving: 9g

Sodium per serving: 414mg

Cholesterol per serving: 61mg

Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 16 Oz. Package Small Elbow Macaroni
  • 10 Oz. Package Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Frozen Crinkle Cut Carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 Oz. Package Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 2 Cups Mild Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Prepare elbows as label directs; drain, return to saucepot and cover.
  2. In medium saucepot, cover and cook cauliflower, 2 cups milk and carrots over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until milk is steaming; uncover, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes or until carrots are very tender, stirring frequently. Transfer to blender; purée until smooth.
  3. In large saucepot, melt butter over medium heat; add flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 1 cup milk; heat to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in cauliflower mixture, salt and pepper; gradually stir in cheeses until smooth and creamy. Fold in elbows. Makes about 8 cups.

Notes

 

Hidden veggie cheese sauce is also great served over chicken, broccoli or baked potatoes.

Try serving topped with toasted breadcrumbs and/or halved grape tomatoes.

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