Veggie Mac and Cheese

veggie mac and cheese

I have been a vegetarian for over 40 years and it has been challenging, especially when the other members of my family are not.  Meal planning is always fun because I have to prepare a vegetarian based  main course for myself as well as a meat based one for the rest of the family.  Luckily the meals I prepare for myself  can be enjoyed over several days (less if the rest of the family want to indulge.)   We all love Kraft Dinner in my house and cheese and I love my veggies so I decided to  mix it up.  Veggie mac is what I ended up creating.  It has lots of cheese  combined with and has been a big  hit with  the entire family.

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Ingredients:

2 boxes of Kraft Dinner any flavour (I used Sharp Cheddar and Three Cheese) 2 pkgs Kraft Creamy Mexicana with a touch of Philly shredded cheese I large head of cauliflower 2 bunches of Broccoli 1 cup of Kraft Parmesan cheese salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees

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1. Prepare the Kraft Dinner as per directions and set aside

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2. Steam the cauliflower and broccoli until soft

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3. Chop the vegetables until desired size. It can be mashed or bite size pieces, salt and pepper to taste

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4. Place a layer of mac in the bottom of an oven safe dish (half) 5. Place a layer of shredded cheese (1 cup) 6. Sprinkle 1/3 Parmesan over cheese

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7. Place a layer of veggies (half) 8. Place a layer of shredded cheese (1 cup)

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9. Sprinkle 1/3 Parmesan over cheese 10. Place a layer of mac and cheese

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11. Place a layer of shredded cheese (1 cup) 12. Sprinkle 1/3 Parmesan over cheese 13. Place a layer of veggies (remaining)

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14. Top with remaining shredded cheese (1 cup)

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Place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and turned a golden brown. Makes 4-6 servings

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Note:  The first time I made this for the family I just used the cauliflower and I broke it up good so it blended.  They never saw it coming. I find bigger pieces of vegetables scare kids so on the next batch I had the kids help me by mashing up the veggies  and helping me assemble it. Any soft veggie will do so experiment and have fun.

Comments (13)

  • Looks delish!!

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    • thanks it really really is lol

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • I know what we’re trying tomorrow night! Yum!

    Karen Hill
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    • Let me know how it goes

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • Actually the mashed up cauliflower idea is genius. Will be trying this recipe soon

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    • Please let me know how it goes and what you added. I am always looking for new ideas and thanks

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • Oh yes, I love adding broccoli to my mac..

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    • It is such a wonderful flavour

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • YUmmm, I’m not a vegetarian but I grew up with a sister whom was and couldn’t understand how she could eat half of the things she ate. The true fact about it was usually, I ended up eating leftovers of what she made and it wasn’t all that bad. This looks fantastic!lol

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    • thanks and yes being a long time vegetarian there were not a lot of choices lol but i am getting creative in my old age let me know if you make it and what you added i am always looking for suggestions

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • embellish much

    mary cooper
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    • not quite sure what you meant mary

      Jo-Anne Pfoh
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  • This is amazing! I am going to make this tonight!

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