What to Eat this Week – Get Your Veggies

 Sometimes I definitely get caught up in the daily grind and forget to eat my veggies. Anyone else? I’m not saying you should go out of your way to make a side salad for every meal. A side salad is great – but it’s so much easier to put together a meal that has all the veggies you need built in. Whether veggies are hidden creatively in something as otherwise glorious as our Grown Up Mac n Cheese, or is the star of the dish, when it all comes together, you can have your veggies, and eat them too.



4 cups cubed butternut squash, about 1 1/4 pounds
2 cups whole-grain macaroni
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil, divided
2 shallots, chopped
3 cups lowfat (1%) milk, divided
1/3 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
6 ounces Cabot White Oak Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar or Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 2 cups)
3 tablespoons whole-wheat Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon paprika


Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half, seeds removed
1 cup left-over cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken, cut into bite sized chunks (about 5 ounces)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons marinara sauce, divided
¼ cup chopped fresh basil, divided
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup ricotta cheese
6 ounces Cabot Alpine Cheddar, grated (about ¾ cup)



1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
3 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon lime juice
Pinch of salt
¾ cup Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
⅓ cup cashews
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


Cheddar Crust

¾ cup King Arthur White Whole-Wheat Flour
1/3 cup King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
¼ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold Cabot Unsalted Butter, cut into chunks
6 ounces shredded Cabot Farmhouse Reserve or New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, divided (about 3/4 cup)
4 to 7 tablespoons ice water
1 egg, beaten
pinch each coarse salt and pepper, optional


2 large chicken breasts
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion diced, about 1 3/4 cups
1 cup diced carrots
¾ cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup King Arthur All-Purpose Flour
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as sage and thyme



2 pounds ground beef, preferably 90% lean
1 tablespoon Cabot Salted Butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dry thyme
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup dry red wine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¾ cup chicken broth
1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into small florets
2 cups milk, divided
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
12 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, shredded and divided (about 3 cups)
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper



2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely diced fresh beets (optional; if omitting beets, increase cooked sweet potato to 1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
7 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1 3/4 cups), divided
Juice of 1/2 lemon

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Dr. Averill (aka <3Ave) is a long-time member of the Cabot team (ca. 2006) and a life-time lover of cheese (the sharper the better!). She’s always been moved by the Cabot commitment to the farmers, our communities, and making quality products. You can catch her on Twitter most of the time, where she leads the @cabotcheese tweeting. When she’s not talking cheese, she’s digging into the past, and just finished her PhD in History.

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