EAT | Mac and Cheese

Published on August 22, 2016

One of the most requested recipes I get is macaroni and cheese. You’ll never used box macaroni & cheese again. Trust me. It’s totally yummy but, with veggies that the kids don’t even know are in there, it’s got a healthy kick you can feel good about. Subscribe to WUM for new vids M-W-F!


• 12 oz pasta (I like shells or elbow)
• 1/4 cup milk (plus more if your sauce is too thick)
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 4 oz block cream cheese
• 2 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
• 1 cup chopped cauliflower
• 1 cup frozen butternut squash
• 1 tsp salt

1. Steam veggies for 5-7 minutes until tender. In blender, puree 3/4 cup water and steam veggies until smooth.
2. On stove, combine pureed veggies, milk, cheddar cheese and cream cheese and simmer until smooth. Whisk if chunky.
3. Cook pasta and then pour sauce over. Use extra milk to thin if necessary or if reheating to smooth sauce.

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Meg grew up in Connecticut and when she wasn’t busy pretending to be a mom, she was in the kitchen learning family recipes. She won over her husband, Alan, whom she met her freshman year at Stanford, with some very fancy homecooked meals. After working in finance and strategy for Gap and NBC-Universal, Meg returned to Stanford where she earned her MBA. Now with three kids of her own (Avery, 5; Brooks, 4 and Ryder 1), Meg’s husband doesn’t see too many of those fancy meals. But her kids eat very well! She believes good food is all it takes to make a friend, and she is grateful for all the friends she has made through her videos.


50 thoughts on “EAT | Mac and Cheese

  1. MY husband always wants mac n cheese "as yellow as the commercials" but we ant eat the box kind (which is a good thing) and i can never get it yellow enough for my 31 year old toddler :-p gonna try this, have mac planned for dinner tomorrow! thanks!

  2. meg is such a wonderful mom!!!! she is really setting her children up for success and optimal nutrition, which I love!! :) so many parents don't take their children's health seriously and she totally does! I love it

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