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Roasted Vegetable Mac 'n Cheese
Written by emilyc

I’m always overcome with guilt about not eating vegetables whenever I have mac and cheese. Well, not overcome per se – actually, I don’t care because mac and cheese is as essential to life as any veggie. Why not throw in some healthy veggies for good measure? Recipe and image via The Comfort of Cooking.

Roasted Vegetable Mac 'n Cheese


1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into small chunks

1/2 red pepper, diced

1 yellow squash, quartered and diced

10 baby carrots, sliced thinly

2 cups whole wheat pasta (elbow macaroni, rotini, penne, etc.)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups milk

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 Tbsp. panko breadcrumbs

For preparation directions, click here.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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