A little tweak We make this recipe using squash instead of sweet potato any type of squash works and even though it's sweet I think it's slightly less sweet than with sweet potato. Instead of topping the dish with bread crumbs we top it with some shredded cheddar parmasean and dried herbs. I feel like that really helps make it more savory. With those tweaks this recipe is a real winner for us. Pros: Whole family eats it
Too sweet I'm really enthusiastic about the concept of converting recipes to improve the nutritional benefit; however not at the cost of taste. This was really far too sweet and the texture too fibrous. I am also doubtful as to how much better this is than my regular Mac and Cheese. Pros: Some healthy ingredients Cons: Taste and texture fall short of the real thing
good recipe Love this quick recipe I'm a mac & cheese junkie but I rarely eat it since it's so bad for you. This isn't as good as the traditional kind but it's creamy and it has great flavor. I like having the emotional gratification of my normal comfort food without the unhealthy results Pros: quick healthy easy
Sweet Here's the thing about adding sweet potatoes to mac 'n' cheese: you get sweet mac 'n' cheese. Not my thing but YMMV. The colors are pretty and I like the crunch from the peas. Pros: healthful easy fast Cons: sweet
Decent recipe but needs some tweaking I agree with others that this recipe is a little bland and feels a bit heavy. That said my husband picky-eater toddler and I all ate our fill. Plus it was very easy and quick to make. The recipe is a good start; it just needs some help. Somebody suggested tuna and I think that would be a perfect addition. The next time I make it I will try the tuna probably cut the milk by almost half and add a few more peas. I think that will help lighten it up and even out the sweetness with some saltiness from the tuna and texture from the peas. Pros: Quick and easy toddler liked it Cons: A little bland
Too sweet! I 'm all for adding hidden veggies to family favorites but the sweet potato in this dish added far too much natural sugar. The dish didn't even taste savory in the end. I added Parm to try and balance out the dish but in the end it didn't really taste like mac and cheese. Too bad! Pros: Better for you than traditional mac and cheese Cons: My kids didn't love it
This recipe went together quickly and I even doubled it. We liked this recipe but I have a few recommendations. Grate fresh good quality sharp cheddar cheese and fresh ground pepper for deeper flavor. While I did microwave the sweet potatoes next time I will roast the sweet potatoes as they taste richer roasted. I also baked this for 30 minutes at 350 instead of broiling and the consistency was spot on to regular Mac & Cheese. Overall it was tasty.