Shhh, don’t tell….It’s no secret that Macaroni and Cheese is a crowd pleaser among kids (and adults too). I found a way for kids who love Mac N’ Cheese to get their veggies in at the same time!

     How did I do this you ask? By using veggies that are the same orange hue as the classic Macaroni and Cheese that we have all grown to know and love. I used sweet potatoes and carrots! I also decided on sharp cheddar to ensure that cheesy flavor still stands out.

FUN FACT: What is that orange powder that comes in your box of Macaroni and Cheese that magically becomes creamy sauce? Its dehydrated cheese! This means that cheese goes through a process where all the moisture is removed from it, turning it into a dry powder. Once you add the butter and milk to the mixture, it brings it back to life by returning moisture to it!
Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
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4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
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4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cut up sweet potato and carrots, and add to a pot with enough water to cover the vegetables.
    sweet potato and carrots
  2. cooking sweet potatoes
  3. Once the veggies have come to a boil and have become soft enough for a fork to pierce through, drain water and return veggies to pot. Add the milk and using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.
    immersion blending veggie mac
  4. Once the sauce is smooth, add your spices, sharp cheddar, butter and salt to taste. Stir until all cheese is melted.
    mixing cheese and vegetable macaroni
  5. mixing sauteed cheese
  6. In a separate pot, cook your noodles. Drain and add to pot of cheese sauce. Serve and watch your kids eat up the veggies they never knew they were eating!
    Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Secret Veggie Mac N' Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1837 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68g 105%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1184mg 49%
Potassium 955mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 224g 75%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 14g
Protein 82g 164%
Vitamin A 253%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 129%
Iron 57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.