Two Greens Macaroni & Cheese

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Green macaroni and cheese is not only super creamy and cheesy, it’s packed with nutritious veggies like spinach, broccoli and peas which only add to the heavenly nature of this traditional, child friendly recipe.

Two Greens Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g macaroni (any supermarket brand)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 4 cups grated white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup peas

 

*makes 3-4 portions

*suitable for freezing

*suitable from 12 months

*Prep time 10 minutes

*Cooking 25 minutes

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Cook pasta in salted water for about 3 minutes less than package directions call for, until al dente. Reserve half a cup of the pasta water and strain.

In a large pot melt the butter and then add the flour, whisking continuously over low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes to make white sauce. Slowly whisk in the milk mixture and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, whisking occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce is gently bubbling and starting to thicken.

Add reserved pasta water and cheese and whisk until melted. Stir in the pasta, salt, broccoli and peas.

Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and the pasta is set.

Enjoy!

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16 Comments
  • Emily

    Reply

    I’ve been looking to try a homemade mac n cheese recipe to get away from a box. This one looks tasty! Pinning to try later. 🙂

    • Leky83

      Thanks Emily!

  • Eryn

    Reply

    I’m always struggling to get more veggies in my kids diet so how has it never occurred to me to add some into their favorite mac n cheese! I’m so trying this today!

    • Leky83

      I’m sure they will love it! Thanks Eryn!

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    Reply

    Oooo I will have to try this! My daughter loves Mac and cheese AND Broccoli, so she will love this!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Vicki!

  • Sharon Chen

    Reply

    Looks delicious and it’s healthy with the greens, too!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Sharon!

  • Megan | Mama on Main Street

    Reply

    This recipe sounds like it’s to die for! My daughter would probably really enjoy it, but it looks like a great option for the whole family. I need to add this to my list of “must try” recipes next week!

    • Leky83

      Thank you so much Megan!

  • Bailey

    Reply

    This looks so delicious! I need all the cooking help! haha!

    • Leky83

      Haha! Thanks Bailey!

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove

    Reply

    That looks SO good! I love making homemade mac and cheese.

    • Leky83

      My favourite! Thanks Justine!

  • Krystal Sadler

    Reply

    This looks so delicious, AND much healthier than most mac and cheese recipes. I mean it has veggies, right?!?!? Thanks for sharing!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Krystal!

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