Everyone loves homemade macaroni and cheese! One Pot Mac and Cheese with Veggies combines a classic homemade dish with hearty vegetables, creamy milk and cheesy goodness.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the fairlife flagship farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana and meet fairlife’s co-founder, Sue McCloskey. The trip was an exciting opportunity to learn more about my favorite milk, fairlife® ultra-filtered milk! I first started drinking fairlife ultra-filtered milk a little over a year ago when a friend mentioned that her family loved it. Soon after, I noticed it on the shelf in my local food store, tried it and was hooked. Today, I have the incredible opportunity to partner with fairlife to share this easy and delicious One Pot Mac and Cheese with you.
There are many products in my fridge that I purchase every single week. Milk is one of those products so it’s important that I feed my family the best. For me, the best products always have the best flavor. The reason I purchase fairlife week after week is because of the rich, creamy flavor. The milk tastes unlike many other brands on the market. It’s more flavorful and always tastes fresh. In my search to learn more about what makes the milk taste so great, I learned about their unique process that filters natural milk to increase protein and calcium. Thanks to this process, the milk also has less sugar and more flavor. A win-win for everyone!
For this recipe, I use fairlife 2% ultra-filtered milk. The 2% ultra-filtered milk is always in my fridge because it’s versatile. It’s great for drinking straight from the glass or adding to recipes like this mac and cheese. Everyone loves classic macaroni and cheese. The milk makes it even more creamy and flavorful. Add fresh or frozen vegetables like carrots, corn, peas and broccoli to create a comforting dish packed with nutrients. Everything cooks in one pot in under 15 minutes! Prep and clean up are easy. You’ll have a hearty meal on the dinner table for the entire family. Why not enjoy it with an extra glass of milk too?
In addition to the fairlife 2% ultra-filtered milk that is featured in this recipe, fairlife offers Ultra-Filtered Milk in Skim, 1%, Chocolate and Whole. I also give my daughter fairlife Ultra-filtered Milk with DHA Omega-3 because it contains 125mg DHA Omega-3 fatty acids which supports brain health.
If you want to learn more about fairlife ultra-filtered milk and their unique cold filtration process, visit fairlife.com. Check out more great recipes featuring fairlife milk and then try this One Pot Mac and Cheese with Veggies for dinner this week!
One Pot Mac and Cheese with Veggies
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 1/2 cups fairlife® 2% ultra-filtered milk
- 3 cups elbow macaroni (10 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups mixed veggies (can use fresh or frozen)
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (mix of white sharp cheddar and mild cheddar)
In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook an additional minute. Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth and flour. Stir then cook for one minute. Add remaining broth, milk, macaroni and vegetables. Stir then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until pasta is al dente, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately.
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of fairlife®. The opinions and text are all mine.