Our green mac and cheese without food coloring is a fun way to get your kids to eat vegetables by putting it directly into the tasty pasta. It is a fun take on the traditional mac and cheese recipe.
I’m sure you are wondering how to make food green without food coloring. Well, not only is it actually super simple, but it is also delicious, so make sure you finish reading to find out, I promise, it’s worth it.
With our broccoli mac and cheese, you can add as much broccoli as you like, or even more of your other favorite green veggies. This recipe also calls for peas which I love because it give just another delightful texture to this macaroni and cheese dish.
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Ingredients You’ll Need For This Green Mac and Cheese without Food Coloring Recipe:
- Elbow macaroni
- Grated white cheddar cheese
- Broccoli florets
How To Make This Green Mac and Cheese without Food Coloring Recipe:
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Then, cook the elbow pasta according to the directions on the back of the packaging for al dente.
Now, place the milk and the spinach in a blender and blend it together until it is nice and smooth.
Get out a large sauce pan and melt the butter in the pan.
Once the butter is melted, add in the flour and whisk it together for 2-3 minutes. Continue whisking it while bringing it to a boil.
After the butter roux begins to boil, reduce the heat to low for 3-4 minutes, and occassionally whisking it until it thickens up.
When the roux is thick, add ½ cup of water to the butter mixture as well as the cheese, and continue to whisk it together until the cheese is melted.
Now, stir in the cooked pasta, chopped broccoli, and peas.
After it is all mixed together, pour the mac and cheese into a 9×13 inch baking dish that has been generously sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the baking dish in the oven, uncovered for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling.
Then just remove the dish from the oven, and serve!
To Make Instant Pot Loaded Mac and Cheese You Will Need:
- Medium pan
- Large pan
- 9×13 inch baking dish (like THIS one)
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Green Mac and Cheese without Food Coloring Recipe
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- ½ cup water
- 4 cups grated white cheddar cheese
- 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1 cup peas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
- Place the milk and spinach in a blender and blend until smooth.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in flour for 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk/spinach mixture and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and whisk occasionally for 3-4 minutes until mixture starts to thicken.
- Add 1/2 cup water and cheese and whisk until melted.
- Stir in the pasta, broccoli and peas.
- Transfer to a 9×13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling.
- Make sure to generously spray your pan with cooking spray so the macaroni doesn’t stick.
- Large Saucepan
- 9×13-inch Baking Pan
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
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