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Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese

This classic comfort food gets a nutritional twist with the addition of hidden vegetables like cauliflower, squash, and carrots in the sauce. Creamy and cheesy, this mac and cheese is the perfect way to sneak in some extra vitamins and minerals without sacrificing flavor.

Tasty Team
May 05, 2023
Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese


for 6 servings

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni (455 g), cooked al dente
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets (300 g)
  • 1 cup butternut squash (205 g), diced
  • 1 cup carrot (120 g), sliced
  • 2 cups milk (480 mL)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (200 g), shredded
  • 4 oz cream cheese (115 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 497
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 66g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Protein 19g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Add water, cauliflower, squash, and carrots in a pot over medium heat. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add everything into a blender, including cooking water, and blend until smooth.
  3. Return blended veggies to the pot over medium heat, and add the milk, cheese, and cream cheese. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add macaroni, reduce heat, mix thoroughly, and cover for 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese