Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by purelex

Makes 8 servings



Cheesy macaroni and broccoli are topped with bread crumbs and baked to perfection. Kid friendly, vegetarian and comfort food at it's finest.

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

12 oz penne
2 tbsp margarine
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cups skim milk
1 cup fat free chicken broth
8 oz Sargento shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar
12 oz broccoli florets, fresh
1/8 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cooking spray

Recipe Directions for Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

  1. Cook pasta and broccoli together in a large pot of salted water, according to package directions for al dente (or slightly under cook 2 minutes). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. In a large, heavy skillet, melt butters. Add onion and cook over low heat about 2 minutes, add flour and cook another minute, or until the flour is golden and well combined. Add milk and chicken broth and whisk, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil; cook about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Once the sauce is thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and broccoli and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray on top.

  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden. Serving size is approximately 1 cup.

Categories

Dairy, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 221.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
315
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
378mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
36.2g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
18.3g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 38% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin C
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