Let's make Mac & Cheese!

Let's make Mac & Cheese!

Let's make Mac & Cheese!

Easy & Tasty Twists Your Kids Will Love! We know the eternal struggle of feeding your little ones something they'll love that's also good for them. That's why we're sharing not one, but THREE variations of the classic Mac & Cheese!  Plus, they're super easy to make and perfect for storing in the Hippo Blue food jars for meals on the go!
  1. The classic recipe - simple, cheesy, and always a hit.
  2. Cauliflower Mac & Cheese - a sneaky way to get in those veggies.
  3. Vegan Mac & Cheese - great for avoiding dairy, or if you want to try something new!


EASY MAC & CHEESE 

2 SERVINGS  |  25 MIN  |  VEGETARIAN 

Ingredients you'll need...

1 ½ cups elbow macaroni or fun shapes like dinosaurs
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup cheddar cheese

     

        How to make classic Mac & Cheese...

        1. Begin by cooking the macaroni pasta as per the package instructions until it reaches an al dente texture. After cooking, drain the pasta well and set it aside for later use.
        2. In a medium-sized saucepan, gently melt the butter over a moderate heat setting. Once melted, add the flour into the pan and stir continuously until a smooth paste is formed.
        3. Slowly pour the milk into the flour and butter mixture, making sure to stir constantly. Continue this process until the sauce becomes thick and velvety smooth.
        4. Once the sauce has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat source. Stir in the cheese gradually until it completely melts, resulting in a creamy, rich cheese sauce.
        5. Now, add the previously cooked and drained macaroni to the cheese sauce. Ensure to stir well until the pasta is thoroughly coated with the decadent cheese sauce.
        6. Finally, serve the homemade mac and cheese immediately while it's still hot. Enjoy this comforting, delicious dish right away! 
         

         

        CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE

        2 SERVINGS  |  25 MIN  |  VEGETARIAN 

        Ingredients you'll need...

        1 ½ cups elbow macaroni or fun shapes like dinosaurs
        1/2 small head of cauliflower, stem discarded and chopped into small pieces (about 2 cups of florets)
        1/3 cup milk, warmed slightly
        1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
        ½ tsp salt, add more to taste

          How to make Cauliflower Mac & Cheese...

          1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
          2. While the pasta is cooking, steam the cauliflower until it's soft, about 5-7 minutes.
          3. Drain the cauliflower and put it in a blender with the warmed milk. Blend until smooth.
          4. Return the blended cauliflower to the pot, stir in the cheese until it's melted & combined.
          5. Add the cooked pasta to the pot, stirring to coat it in the sauce.
          6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
          7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

          This recipe combines the comfort of mac and cheese with the health benefits of cauliflower, making it a nutritious and delicious meal that kids will love. Enjoy your meal!

           

           

          VEGAN MAC & CHEESE 

          2 SERVINGS  |  25 MIN  |  VEGAN

          Ingredients you'll need...

            1 ½ cups elbow macaroni or fun shapes like dinosaurs
            ¾ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
            ⅔ cup grated vegan cheese
            2 tbsp vegan butter
            2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
            2-3 teaspoon white vinegar
            1 tsp garlic powder
            1 tsp onion powder
            ½ tsp salt, add more to taste

                              How to make Vegan Mac & Cheese...

                              1. In a small bowl, measure out the cheese, butter, nutritional yeast, vinegar, garlic and onion powder and salt.
                              2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain & leave in the pot.
                              3. Turn stove on to medium heat. Stir in unsweetened non dairy milk, and measured ingredients from step 1. At this stage, the mac and cheese may appear slightly soupy.
                              4. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until vegan cheese is melted, and the sauce is smooth and thickened to your liking. Taste and adjust seasoning.
                              5. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

                              Being a mum is like being a cheesemonger - it's all about handling the stink with a smile.

                              That's a wrap on our kid-friendly recipe trio! From classic comfort food with our Easy Mac and Cheese, to a veggie surprise in the Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, and finally, a delicious plant-based option with Vegan Mac and Cheese. Each dish is packed with flavour, fun, and a whole lot of love. So, tie on those aprons, whip up these easy recipes, and watch your little ones' faces light up with each cheesy bite! Happy cooking, everyone!

                              Comments

                              • So glad I found this vegan Mac & cheese recipe. My kid is lactose intolerant and they gobble it up 😍

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