Hidden Veg Mac and Cheese
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5 from 1 vote

Veggie Mac and Cheese

Delicious dairy free mac and cheese with lots of hidden extra veggies.
Servings: 6 Serves

Ingredients

  • 500g Pasta gluten free if necessary
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables grated zucchini, spinach, chopped broccoli
  • 1 batch Cheesey Sauce see recipe above
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs gluten free if necessary
  • Vegan Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (skip this step if you are using the time saver option of not baking). 
  • Place a large saucepan of water on the stove to boil. Ensure there is enough water and space in the pot to fit the pasta and vegetables fully submerged. 
  • Once water is boiling, pour in pasta to cook. Stir pasta to make sure none sticks to the bottom of the saucepan. 
  • When pasta is almost cooked (still a little crunchy) add frozen peas and mixed vegetables to water to cook. It is normal for the water to stop boiling at this point. Press down vegetables with a spoon to make sure they are all fully submerged. Cook for approximately 2 - 5 minutes depending on the size of the vegetables until vegetables are just soft.
  • Drain pasta and vegetables. Pour back into the saucepan. Pour over cheesey sauce. Mix to combine. 
  • To save time, the pasta can be reheated for a few minutes on the stove and served as is. Top with breadcrumbs and vegan parmesan if desired. 
  • Otherwise, pour pasta into a large baking dish. Top with bread crumbs. Bake in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until browned and crispy on the top.