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7 Ways to Add Veggies To Your Mac and Cheese

I never thought I would be one of those mothers that hid veggies in food. Even when my son was a baby he ate so well. I never thought he would be a picky eater. I always thought picky eater kids were a result of picky eater parents.  But when my son turned 4, he started to get picky, real picky. I don’t know what really lead to this event. Maybe it was some picky eater kids at preschool, maybe it’s just a phase he’ll soon grow out of. But whatever it is, the fact is he doesn’t want to eat his veggies right now, unless they’re in some sort of pasta or rice dish. So I am resorting to drastic measures, like hiding pureed butternut squash in mac and cheese as shown above.

If your kid is picky like mine, or you just want to enjoy some fabulous macaroni and cheese for your family that that is actually nutritious, you’ll love these veggie filled macaroni and cheese recipes below.


  • Acorn Squash Macaroni and Cheese 1 of 7
    Acorn Squash Macaroni and Cheese
    Acorn Squash is a great way to hide veggies in mac and cheese. Because of the color, they'll never know.
    Find this recipe at A Chow Life
  • Spinach and Feta Macaroni and Cheese 2 of 7
    Spinach and Feta Macaroni and Cheese
    This is a great way to get your kids to eat spinach. Using feta in this creamy mac and cheese dish also exposes them to a new flavor of cheese.
    Find this recipe at Family Kitchen
  • Pumpkin Cheddar Mac and Cheese 3 of 7
    Pumpkin Cheddar Mac and Cheese
    This is a recipe I have made myself several times. It's so good, and since canned pumpkin is available all year, it's a great go to meal any time of the year.
    Find this recipe at Taste and Tell
  • Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese 4 of 7
    Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese
    I haven't made this on yet, but wow does it look good!
    Find this recipe at Chocolate and Carrots
  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese 5 of 7
    Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
    This is my favorite veggie filled mac and cheese recipe.
    Find this recipe at my blog, Eclectic Recipes
  • Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese 6 of 7
    Greek Style Mac ‘n Cheese
    This another one of my recipes I shared over at Steamy Kitchen. It's beyond amazing, and is also my vegetarian father-in-law's current favorite dish of mine.
    Find this recipe at Steamy Kitcehn
  • Healthy Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Greens 7 of 7
    Healthy Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Greens
    This is a simple and delicious way to sneak in some peas and spinach in your kid's mac and cheese. A little ham gives this recipe a very nice flavor .
    Find this recipe at Family Kitchen

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