Sometimes resorting to clandestine methods is the best way to get your kid to eat her veggies.

Most kids will scarf down macaroni and cheese. That is precisely what makes it the best vehicle to trick them into eating veggies! I don’t support lying to your children but a little covert kitchen action never hurt anyone. In this case, it might actually benefit the wee ones.

I had heard about people adding vegetable puree to macaroni and cheese so our babysitter and I started experimenting. Most recipes for homemade macaroni and cheese are oven baked and we just usually don’t have the extra time. And, in the 90 degree heat of the summer I do everything I can to keep my oven turned off.

Find the recipe for this Sneaky Stove Top Mac ‘n’ Cheese here at They are featuring dozens of original recipes from fellow mom food bloggers. If your kids aren’t suspicious of green, you can also try mixing in pureed spinach to create Green Monster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Sweet breads like zucchini bread are another clever place to hide some of the good stuff.