Veg-up macaroni and cheese

Mac n cheese is the ultimate comfort food! So we've given our macaroni cheese recipe a healthier boost by adding brocolli and cauliflower to the mix with this veg-ed up version.

Healthy mac n cheese recipe
SERVES2
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner

Follow the steps in the video to make the recipe.

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil
  3. Add macaroni and boil for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add broccoli and cauliflower and continue to cook for a further 3 minutes
  5. Drain through a colander or sieve and set aside
  6. Heat oil in saucepan and add flour
  7. Stir and cook for approximately one minute
  8. Gradually add milk in small amounts, mixing until smooth with each amount
  9. Continue until all milk has been added
  10. Return to a low heat and bring to a simmer, stirring often
  11. Stir through grated cheese
  12. Season with salt and pepper
  13. Mix together the cooked macaroni, broccoli, cauliflower and cheese sauce
  14. Spread mixture into a baking dish
  15. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs
  16. Bake in oven for approximately 20 minutes.
     
  • 1/2 cup
    macaroni
  • 1 cup
    chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup
    chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp
    oil
  • 1 tbsp
    flour
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1/2 cup
    grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp
    dry breadcrumbs
Per serve
  • Energy
    1588kJ
  • Total Fat
    20.9g
  • Saturated Fat
    8.7g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    39.9g
  • Sugars
    9.1g
  • Dietary Fibre
    6.8g
  • Sodium
    297mg
  • Protein
    19.1g