Easy Cheesy Veggie Loaded Mac and Cheese

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creamy pasta with vegetables
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Who doesn’t love mac ‘n cheese?

It’s always a winner in our house, but we up the nutritional content by using wholemeal pasta and adding steamed or leftover vegetables. 

Yield: 4 serves

Veggie Loaded Mac and Cheese From Leftovers

creamy pasta with vegetables

I've estimated quantities in this recipe, but the real recipe is to make enough cheesy white sauce to cover leftover pasta and vegetables.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups steamed vegetables
  • 2 cups of leftover cooked pasta
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. plain flour (same as butter)
  • milk (enough to make a sauce)
  • Grated cheese to taste


  1. Sauté onion in butter over low heat until soft. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute before adding the milk and stirring well over low heat to make a thick sauce.
  2. Stir in the grated cheese, pasta and vegetables and heat through.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

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  1. I loved it so much that I shared it on my own blog but linked back to you.

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