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Kate and Kelly’s Monster Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Kate and Kelly


Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 40 mins


1 medium sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

400g of macaroni pasta

320g cooked Tenderstem broccoli (or purple sprouting broccoli)

150g plant-based "cheeze" (grated) - or use regular cheese if not vegan

2 tbsp of plant-based (or regular) butter

2 tbsp of plain flour

300ml plant based milk (we used oat milk - you can use regular milk if not vegan)

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Our Superpower Monster Mac ‘n’ Cheeze is a total winner for the whole family to tuck into! Get the kids involved in making this one – they’ll love helping make the sauce and squidge in the broccoli trees!


First of all preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4.

Put your chopped sweet potato in a pan of water to boil over medium heat. When they’re cooked, drain and pop them back into the saucepan. Add 1 tbsp of your butter – time to give this a good mash and put it to one side.

Cook your macaroni following the instructions on the packet. Drain and set aside.

Pop a separate pan on medium heat, add the rest of the butter and let it slowly melt. Tip in your flour and stir together, this will go into a lumpy paste – don’t worry this is good! Give this a mix and slowly add the milk until you have a sauce (again don’t worry too much about getting rid of all the lumps).

Add the sweet potato mash, and most of your cheeze to the sauce and again, mix together really well.  Turn the heat off, add your cooked macaroni to the lovely cheezy sauce and stir everything together.

Fill the ovenproof dish with your mixture.  Take the cooked broccoli stems and squidge them into your macaroni so they are just sticking out the top. Sprinkle over the rest of your cheeze.  Pop the dish in the hot oven on for 20 mins until gooey and golden.

Carefully take out your Monster Mac ’n’ Cheese from the oven – time to get stuck in and enjoy!!

Kids in the kitchen:

Get the kids mashing the sweet potato, stirring the sauce, and popping in the broccoli before it goes in the oven.

Kate and Kelly

Kelly & Kate love to rustle up heaps of groovy plant-based recipes creating yummy, healthy, family food for whatever the day looks like! They head up Boxxfresh, a veg box delivery service providing a selection of totally naked fresh produce without any single-use plastic, and plant-based store cupboard ingredients.

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