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Mac ’n’ Cheese Pizza

When you can combine three of your kid’s top favorite foods (in this case, pizza, pasta ,and cheese) together with healthy ingredients, you know you have a winning recipe. The pizza sauce is already a healthy food because of its lycopene-laden tomatoes, and it also offers an ideal hiding spot for pureed white and orange vegetables. This is also the one way Missy gets some kids to eat whole-grain pasta because it’s blanketed with the melted cheese, so they can’t tell it’s not their usual white noodles.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups store-bought pizza sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Sneaky Chef Orange Puree
  • 1 large store-bought pizza crust, ideally whole grain
  • 1 Cup cooked macaroni
  • 1 1/2 Cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

For the Sneaky Chef Orange Puree

  • 1 medium sweet potato or yam, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium to large carrots, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons water

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and preheat a pizza stone, if using one, or spray a baking sheet with oil.

In a mixing bowl, combine pizza sauce with White or Orange Puree. Mix well. Spread sauce evenly over pizza crust. Scatter cooked pasta evenly over the sauce, then top with shredded cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted, bubbly, and golden brown.

Allow to cool a few minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.

For the Sneaky Chef Orange Puree

Boil or steam carrots and sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes, until carrots are very tender. Drain and place in food processor with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Puree on high until smooth—no pieces of vegetables showing. Puree keeps for 3 days in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving238
Total Fat7g10%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated4g18%
Cholesterol19mg6%
Protein10g20%
Carbs34g11%
Vitamin A269µg30%
Vitamin B120.2µg2.6%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.3%
Vitamin C10mg17%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.4mg1.9%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium173mg17%
Fiber3g13%
Folate (food)26µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)150µg38%
Folic acid75µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg15%
Phosphorus172mg25%
Polyunsaturated0.7gN/A
Potassium389mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.4%
Sodium427mg18%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg20.7%
Zinc1mg7%