Macaroni cheese with vegetables

Here's a new twist on a popular family meal. Veg up traditional macaroni cheese with a colourful selection of vegetables.

Macaroni cheese with vegetables


Serves 5-6

2 cups dry macaroni
¼ small cauliflower, sliced into florets
½ head broccoli, sliced into florets
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
3 Tbsp flour
3 cups milk
2 cups grated tasty cheese
1 tomato, sliced
¼ cup breadcrumbs or ¼ cup crushed weetbix
2 carrots, sliced into sticks
2 stalks celery, sliced into sticks


Fill a large saucepan with water, bring to the boil, add macaroni and simmer for 7 minutes.
Add cauliflower and broccoli to the pasta and simmer for another 3-4 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Stir fry the onion for 3-4 minutes.
Add the flour, mix well and slowly add the milk. Heat gently, stirring until thickened. Add cheese.
Place macaroni vegetable mixture in a baking dish, pour over the cheese sauce.
Top with tomatoes and sprinkle the breadcrumbs or weetbix over the top.
Grill under preheated grill for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with celery and carrot sticks.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [5 Serves]
Energy 2100kj
Protein 24.2g
Total fat 24.6g
- saturated fat 12.0g
Carbohydrates 43.4g
- sugars 14.4g
Fibre 4.7g
Sodium 419mg

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