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Thermomix Mac and Cheese Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Mac and Cheese with Hidden Veggies

This super easy and delicious Mac and Cheese with Hidden Veggies is a great way to help your kids eat some extra vegetables and they will love it too. It's freezer friendly and can also be made in a Thermomix.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr

Ingredients

  • 100 g of tasty cheese
  • 60 g of parmesan cheese
  • 1.2 litres 1200g of water
  • 150 g pumpkin - peeled
  • 250 g sweet potato - peeled
  • 1 zucchini approximately 150g
  • 200 g shaved ham - roughly chopped
  • 300 g macaroni
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 500 g milk
  • 40 g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Grate the tasty and parmesan cheeses and set aside until needed.
  • Roughly chop the peeled pumpkin and sweet potato as well as the zucchini (you can also peel this if you want to) into small cubes (no bigger than 2cm) and place in a steaming basket to cook for 7 minutes, or until soft and cooked through.
  • In the meantime, place the macaroni into a large saucepan with boiling water and cook as per the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and place into a large bowl.
  • Blitz the steamed vegetables with a stick blender (or you can also mash them) and add them to the bowl with the cooked macaroni.
  • Place the butter, flour, milk, nutmeg, garlic powder and grated cheeses to a saucepan and cook over a medium high heat while whisking continuously until the mixture begins to thicken, this should only take a couple of minutes.
  • Add the shaved ham and cheese sauce to the bowl with the macaroni and vegetables and gently stir to combine - serve.

Notes

This can be served as a side dish (will serve 6) or as a meal on it's own (will serve 4).
You can omit the ham to make this recipe vegetarian