Makes: 6 Servings

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Broccoli gives flavor, texture, and nutrients to this creamy spin-off of the traditional pasta and cheese dish. 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk (1%, low fat)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli (cooked and chopped)
Serving Size: 1 Cup
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories280
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol12 mg
Sodium277 mg
Total Carbohydrate40 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Total Sugars5 g
Added Sugars includedN/A
Protein19 g

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni, following the instructions on the package.
  2. Drain the cooked macaroni and return to the pan.
  3. While the macaroni is still warm, sprinkle in the flour and stir thoroughly.
  4. Over medium heat, slowly stir the milk into the macaroni.
  5. Add the cheese and pepper.
  6. Stir over medium heat until the milk and cheese thicken into a creamy sauce, approximately 7-10 minutes.
  7. Stir in the broccoli; heat thoroughly.
  8. Taste; add a small amount of salt, if needed.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Source: MyPlate.gov

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