Recipe for the Week – Bunny Mac

3:07:00 pm

Ok, don’t get freaked out by the name of this recipe, it has nothing to do with bunnies or rabbits. But it does have something to do with carrots :-). This is a kid-friendly, veggie, cheesy meal that is preschooler-certified.

What you’ll need:

½ cup dry macaroni
½ tbsp plain flour
1 tsp butter
½ cheese cube grated
½ cup milk
1 medium carrot grated
½ tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

What you’re going to do:

  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions and drain. Rinse once in cold water and drain again.
  2. Heat a pan and melt the butter.
  3. Add the flour and fry for a few seconds till it starts turning brown.
  4. Add the milk and whisk well on low heat.
  5. Add the grated cheese and carrot and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes, whisking several times in between.

  1. Add salt, oregano and pepper.
  2. When the mixture is thick enough, add the drained pasta and mix well.
  3. Serve immediately.

This is really easy, no baking required, all pantry staples, but not a very good idea for weight watchers, unless you control the portion size.

Kids are sure to love the cheesiness of this dish and won’t even recognize the carrots in it!! You can actually try other vegetables, I think cauliflower would be great as well, but I liked the color provided by Mr. Bunny’s fav food!!

This recipe is a participant in the following events: 

'Say Cheese' Event at Nivedhanam and 'Know Your Dairy' at Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey.

'New U' event at the Zesty Palette. Check it out to see many more interesting dishes!!

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  1. Yummy .. adding carrots to mac and cheese is a nice way to disguise carrots for picky eaters. Thx for linking to the event.

  2. carrots ,macaroni and cheese!!! What not to love in a dish,am sure gonna try this...(never thought of adding veggies to my flavored cheese mac) give me such wonderful ides!!

  3. oh mac n cheese is every kid's fav!!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen
    Ongoing Event - Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic
    Ongoing Event - Know Your Dairy - Cheese
    Ongoing Event - What is with my Cuppa?

    1. Thank you so much for the event, Sowmya!! It was fun to participate :-)

  4. What a great idea to add grated carrot! It must add so much additional flavor. Mac and cheese is my ultimate fave comfort food and I'm always looking for creative updates. :)

    1. Thank you, Lindsey!! I think there are about a million ways in which we can 'healthify' the regular mac n cheese without losing out on flavor!!