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Baked Macaroni and Cheddar Recipe

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Submitted by luvbug169

Makes 4 servings



Lightened Up Mac & Cheddar with Broccoli

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Macaroni and Cheddar

1 cup broccoli florets
1 pound whole wheat pasta
2 tablespoons light margarine
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups skim milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
12 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 Salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, smashed
3 tablespoons bread crumbs

Recipe Directions for Baked Macaroni and Cheddar

  1. Fill a large pot with enough water to reach a depth of 2 inches and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 1 minute; drain and rinse with cold water. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and add the broccoli in an even layer.

  2. Fill the same pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente; drain.

  3. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 400. In the same pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the flour for 1 minute. Whisk in 1 cup milk until thickened, then whisk in 1 cup more. Whisk the cornstarch into the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk, then whisk the mixture into the pot. Simmer, whisking, until the sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Lower the heat and stir in the cheddar and 4 tablespoons parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the pasta. Spoon the mixture over the broccoli.

  4. In a small heatproof bowl, combine the garlic and remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter; microwave at high power until melted, about 20 seconds. Stir in the bread crumbs, the remaining 2 tablespoons parmesan and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Discard the garlic, then sprinkle the bread crumb mixture on the pasta. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 456.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
885
Calories from Fat
256
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.5g
44%
Saturated Fat
12.3g
61%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
836mg
35%
Potassium
901mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
113.2g
38%
Dietary Fiber
11.2g
45%
Sugars
14.2g
Protein
48.5g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 109% Iron 26%
* 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
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