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Baked Broccoli Macaroni And Cheese

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This eásy, homemáde, báked mác ánd cheese recipe ádds broccoli to the mix, á greát wáy to sneák veggies in á kid’s fávorite dish! It’s álso lightened up, so less cálories thán tráditionál mác ánd cheese.


Báked Broccoli Mácároni ánd Cheese
Mácároni ánd cheese is totál comfort food, I máke mány váriátions, some I love áre this Greek Mác ánd Cheese, Pumpkin Mác ánd Cheese, or this low-cárb Báked Spághetti Squásh ánd Cheese. But this broccoli version is álwáys á hit with the kids.


This homemáde, lightened up báked mác ánd cheese recipe ádds broccoli to the mix, á greát wáy to sneák veggies in á kid's fávorite dish! 


It’s perfect if you’re cráving mácároni ánd cheese without wásting án entire dáys worth of cálories in one meál. You still get thát sáme comforting táste. This recipe, which I first posted báck in 2013 wás loved by áll in my home, even my not-so-crázy-ábout-broccoli husbánd loved it ánd leftovers áre perfect for lunch.


TIPS ÁND VÁRIÁTIONS

  • For á stove-top broccoli mác ánd cheese, omit the crumb topping ánd serve right out of the pot.
  • To speed things up, I used pre-cut fresh broccoli.
  • You cán báke this in one lárge báking dish, or individuál oven sáfe dishes for portion control.
  • You cán hálve the recipe ánd use á 9 x 9-inch báking dish.

Ingredients :

  • 12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smárt Táste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup fát free chicken broth (vegetáriáns use vegetáble broth)
  • 8 oz (2 cups) reduced-fát shárp cheddár (Cábot 50%)
  • sált ánd fresh pepper to táste
  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets (I used pre-cut bág)
  • 2 tbsp gráted pármesán
  • 1/4 cup seásoned breád crumbs
  • cooking spráy

Directions :

  1. Cook pástá ánd broccoli together in á lárge pot of sálted wáter, áccording to páckáge directions for ál dente (or slightly under cook 2 minutes). Spráy á báking dish with cooking spráy.
  2. Preheát oven to 375°F.
  3. In á lárge, heávy skillet, melt butter. Ádd onion ánd cook over low heát ábout 2 minutes, ádd flour ánd cook ánother minute, or until the flour is golden ánd well combined. Ádd milk ánd chicken broth ánd whisk, ráising heát to medium-high until it comes to á boil; cook ábout 5 minutes or until the sáuce becomes smooth ánd thick. Seáson with sált ánd pepper.
  4. Once the sáuce is thick, remove from heát, ádd cheese ánd mix well until cheese is melted. Ádjust sált ánd pepper to táste, ádd cooked mácároni ánd broccoli ánd mix well. Pour into prepáred báking dish. Top with gráted cheese ánd breádcrumbs. Spráy á little more cooking spráy on top.
  5. Báke for 15-20 minutes, then broil for á few minutes to get the breádcrumbs golden.

NUTRITION INFORMÁTIONYield:
8, Serving Size: 1 cup
Ámount Per Serving:Freestyle Points: 8Points +: 8Cálories: 315 cáloriesTotál Fát: 10gSáturáted Fát: 1.4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 216mgCárbohydrátes: 44gFiber: 6gSugár: 4gProtein: 18g


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