Veggie-Stuffed Mac 'N' Cheese


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Veggie-Stuffed Mac 'N' Cheese

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Squash, broccoli, and cauliflower give this kid-favorite comfort food a healthy twist.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 6
1 ½ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts broccoli florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ½ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts cauliflower florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts cubed butternut squash
½ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped white onion
3 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
Hy-Vee salt
2 ½ c. Hy-Vee elbow macaroni, dry
1 ½ tbsp. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
1 ½ c. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk
⅛ tsp. Hy-Vee ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
1 ½ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
½ c. plus 1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
3 tbsp. Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped

Things To Grab

  • Rimmed baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • 2-quart baking dish
  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Large pot
  • Colander
  • Whisk
  • Medium saucepan
  • Small bowl


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Spread broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and onion in separate rows on prepared pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt, to taste. Roast 15 minutes or until tender, stirring each row of veggies halfway through. Transfer squash to a bowl and mash with a potato masher. Set broccoli, cauliflower, and onion aside. 

  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside. 

  3. Cook macaroni in lightly salted water according to package directions. Drain.

  4. Whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil and flour in a medium saucepan. Add milk, nutmeg, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in Cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese until melted. Stir in squash, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, and macaroni. Pour into prepared baking dish.

  5. Combine panko, remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, parsley, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle on mac 'n' cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until top is golden and cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition facts


450 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Protein: 19g

Daily Values

Iron 10%
Calcium 35%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 10%