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Quick Cheesy Vegetable Macaroni Recipe

30 minute quick cheesy macaroni, Pasta, Cream - Dairy Product, Bechamel Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Penne

Quick Cheesy Vegetable Macaroni Recipe

Getting kids to eat their veggies is nothing short of tough. Many of them, especially the younger ones, are quite picky. They don't like the bitter, earthy tastes of many vegetables. If you've been pulling your hair out trying to get your kids to just eat their vegetables, this recipe is for you.

This recipe disguises vegetables as yummy macaroni. When covered with alfredo and parmesan, vegetables will automatically become more appealing to any child. They won't be able to taste what they hate under the tasty flavors of the sauce and cheese.

As an added bonus, this recipe is super easy and quick to make. Nothing will delight a parent more than a nutritious, delicious, easy meal. There aren't a ton of ingredients, and there are only five steps to make this recipe. How nice!

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Quick Cheesy Macaroni


8 ounces dried penne pasta
2 cups loose-pack frozen cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots
1 (10 ounce) container refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
¼ cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted


1. In a 4 quart pot, cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables for the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain well.

2. Return pasta to pot, cover and keep warm.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine Alfredo sauce and milk; heat and stir just until bubbly.

4. Gradually add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, stirring until melted. Add cheese mixture to pasta mixture in pot, stir to coat.

5. Heat through. Top with toasted walnuts. Makes 4 servings.

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