Change the way you eat Mac and Cheese by adding some veggies. This Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Mac and Cheese include chopped broccoli and shredded carrots in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce.
If it were up to my son, he would not eat anything healthy. Well, maybe he would eat apples, bananas, and oranges because he does enjoy fruit, that’s about it. When it comes to vegetables forget it! I know that is typically for most kids, but still. I have to come up with clever ways for him to eat “healthy”. I sneak in a little flax seed powder in his oatmeal; I still buy him the baby food pouches with, at least, 2 vegetables; and I buy just about anything that does not have high fructose syrup and has servings of fruit and vegetables. So this Mac and Cheese recipe is a perfect way to trick him into eating his veggies.
- A frozen bag of broccoli florets
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Shredded carrots
- Whole milk
- Cream cheese
- Elbow macaroni pasta
When you have a busy 9-5 as I do, you need dinner done fast and in a hurry. This dish will help you accomplish just that. Not only are the ingredients relatively inexpensive and this is a quick and easy dinner dish, but you can also customize this recipe in different ways.
What can I add to this Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese dish?
This mac and cheese can serve as a side item just as easily it can as a main dish. But, if you want to add a bit more protein or veggies you absolutely can. Here are some additional ingredients you can add to this recipe:
- Grilled chicken
- Diced bacon
- Sliced cherry tomatoes
- Grilled turkey breast
Adding one of these ingredients will definitely make this dish more filling and satisfying.