Dining at home is a great way to save money. And cooking a meal from scratch can not only be a money-saver, but it’s also likely to be healthier than processed food from a box or can.

So when we came across this recipe on the Parent Hacks blog for mac & cheese that worked in vegetables and supposedly went over well with kids, we had to pass it along.

The recipe calls for substituting cauliflower and onions for milk:

just scored the biggest “hidden vegetable” coup yet. I replaced the milk in traditional cheese sauce with a puree of cauliflower and onion, and the results were magnificent. Mild, cheesy, creamy. Kid-approved despite initial skepticism.

Click here for the full recipe.

Tell us what you think of this recipe by posting a comment below. Do you think it will work with your kids? Do you know of any other creative substitutes for mac & cheese? Have you ever tried this recipe? Will you?

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