There are few things that are more homey and comforting than macaroni and cheese, but it isn't the healthiest dish by any account. This is the mac & cheese my Mom taught me to make, with the addition of vegetables. Adding vegetables to the pasta serves to both add nutrition value and to decrease the amount of pasta that you actually eat with a serving. This is also good with broccoli, zucchini, and penne pasta but yellow summer squash with rotini pasta is my favorite. Another great twist on mac & cheese that's more high-end is to make this sauce without the vegetables and toss with linguine. Don't bake it when you try the linguine method.