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Veggie Tot Mac & Cheese

A better-for-you version of a classic comfort food

Recipe Courtesy of Green Giant

Mac & Cheese is comfort food at its best.  And it’s easier than you think to make from scratch.  It’s ready to pop in the oven in just about 15 minutes. Arrange Veggie Tots across the top to make this extra crispy, extra delicious and extra good-for-you!

Ingredients

For the Veggie Tot Mac & Cheese

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 Ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) Package Green Giant™ Veggie Tots - any variety

Directions

For the Veggie Tot Mac & Cheese

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Melt butter in 2-quart saucepot over medium heat.  Add onion and salt and cook 3 minutes or until softened.  Add flour and garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in milk and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese and stir until melted.

Arrange pasta to 2-quart baking dish.  Pour sauce over pasta and stir gently until evenly coated.  Evenly top with remaining cheese and Green Giant™ Veggie Tots.

Bake 25 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and Green Giant™ Veggie Tots are golden brown.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving319
Total Fat16g25%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated9g47%
Cholesterol46mg15%
Protein14g28%
Carbs29g10%
Vitamin A312µg35%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.9%
Vitamin B60.1mg7.2%
Vitamin C17mg29%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K472µg100%
Calcium298mg30%
Fiber2g8%
Folate (food)25µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)33µg8%
Folic acid5µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium76mg19%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg4.8%
Phosphorus271mg39%
Polyunsaturated0.9gN/A
Potassium393mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.3%
Sodium437mg18%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7.3%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc2mg12%