Veggie Mac n Cheese

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Kristianne

I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food - www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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A healthier version of everyone’s favorite mac ‘n cheese dish, this veggie mac is made with chopped brussels sprouts, butternut squash, onion and red bell pepper and a light, creamy cheese sauce. This is a great make-ahead dish, or for when you are feeding many mouths. Place it on the table right out of the oven and let everyone feed themselves.

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Veggie Mac N Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 package elbow macaroni
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss all vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake on a baking sheet for 25 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta and drain.
  4. Add milk, cheese, and chicken broth to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the flour.
  6. Add the milk mixture and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and continue to stir until thick.
  7. Pour the sauce over the pasta and veggies in a baking dish and serve hot.

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Serves 8

 

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