With two veggies right in the sauce, this Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese is a favorite fast kids dinner.
– Cauliflower florets – Sweet potato – Milk – Yellow or white cheddar cheese – Butter – Pasta
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. If starting with a whole head of cauliflower, cut it up so it’s easy to measure. Cut up the sweet potato.
Add the cauliflower and sweet potato and cook for about 10 minutes or until soft when poked with a fork.
Use a large slotted spoon to transfer the veggies to a blender, draining off all the liquid. Add the milk, cheese, butter, salt, and garlic powder, if using.
Puree the sauce until completely smooth. (Use orange cheese for the most vivid orange color.)
Meanwhile, bring the water back to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
Stir in the cheese sauce, season to taste with additional salt, if needed, and serve warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container and heat for 30-60 seconds in the microwave to warm.
You can also freeze the sauce in a freezer container or ice cube tray and thaw or warm for future use.