April 14

Mac & Cheese with Zucchini

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Active time :15 mins – Start to finish: 40 mins

This comfort food classic is packed with extra vitamins and nutrients with the help of sautéed zucchini.
2 lb elbow macaroni
7 Zucchinis, chopped + 1 bell pepper, chopped
3 cups whole milk
1 cup cheddar, grated
4 Tbs all-purpose flour
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt and black pepper


In a large pot with boiling water, add 2 Tbs salt, macaroni and cook according to package directions, about 7-9

In a large frying pan add 4 Tbs oil and the zucchini, bell peppers, pinch of salt and pepper and saute for 3-4
minutes until zucchini is tender. Set aside in a bowl.

In a large frying pan add 4 Tbs of oil over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add half the milk and mix well with a wooden spoon. When the flour is mixed well and the sauce is starting to
thicken add the rest of the milk, 1 tsp salt and pepper and mix well until the sauce is creamy, about 3-4
minutes. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese and mix until smooth.

Immediately pour cheese mixture over macaroni and zucchini and toss gently to coat. Serve warm

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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