Veggie Mac & Cheese

This recipe uses items that are good to have on hand such as whole grain pasta, low-fat cheese, and veggies of all kinds (Fresh, frozen, or canned). Try it once and it might become a family favorite when meal planning.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Veggie Mac & Cheese

This creamy mac & cheese is full of veggies. To make it a complete meal, add protein such as a can of tuna or cooked chicken.
Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings12
Calories325kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups whole wheat macaroni
  • 4 cups vegetables of your choice washed and cooked (example: broccoli, spinach, or other vegetables.)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese shredded
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Wash hands before preparing food.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Cook vegetables in 1 cup boiling water for about a minute. Drain the veggies but keep the cooking water.
  • Put the pasta and the veggies back into the pot over low heat.
  • Add cheese and reserved water. Stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add yogurt, spices, and stir until evenly coated and creamy.

Notes

Meal prep tip: Cool half of the meal immediately and refrigerate for up to 4 days. When reheating, add a can of drained tuna or precooked chicken and reheat to 165°F.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie Mac & Cheese
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
325
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
17
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
118
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
56
g
19
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
168
mg
17
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
292
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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