Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 02.03.15

Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

A nutritious take on macaroni & cheese...what a wonderful comfort food it is!! This recipe is packed full of vegetable goodness. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • dash garlic
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat or whole wheat-soy macaroni or noodles (8-ounce package)
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3 cups cut-up cooked vegetables
  • 1 cup grated cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sauté onions in margarine until soft. Blend in flour and cook over medium heat several minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add the milk, continuing to stir. Add the cottage cheese and seasonings. Cook until sauce thickens. Combine noodles, vegetables, and sauce, and pour into greased 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Top with cheese and bread crumbs. Bake until piping hot and bubbly (15 to 20 minutes).

Source: Mother Earth News