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Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

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

Macaroni & Cheese With Broccoli Fixed

Recipe Source: MyPlate.gov


  • 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)


  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.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrients Amount
Calories 280
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 277 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included n/a 
Protein 19 g
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