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Veggie Tot Mac & Cheese

Serves: 8
40 MIN
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 pkg (454 g) Green Giant* Veggie Tots, any variety

226 g elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter

¼ cup (60 mL) chopped onion

½ tsp (2 ½ mL) salt

3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 cups (475 mL) milk

2 cups (475 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (246°C). Melt butter in 2-quart (1.9 L) 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 ½ cups (355 mL) cheese and stir until melted.

Arrange pasta to 2-quart (1.9 L) 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.