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Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by chellbell20

Makes 8 servings



From Good Housekeeping Mag, only 490 cals per serving. I turned it into 6 servings, and its still one 650 cals per serving!

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli Mac and Cheese

2 oz wheat bread
8 oz cheddar cheese
2 tbs cornstarch
3 1/4 cups 1% milk
6 oz gouda cheese
16 oz elbow macaroni
1 lb broccoli
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Broccoli Mac and Cheese

  1. Heat covered 8 quart saucepot with 6 quarts water to boiling on high

  2. Arrange oven rack 6 inches from broiler heat source. Preheat broiler. Tear bread into large chunks. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse bread until crumbs form. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and 1/2 c. shredded cheddar.

  3. Meanwhile, in 3 1/2 to 4 quart suacepot, with wire wisk, combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Heat on medium high, gradually adding remaining 3 cups milk slow, stead stream, wisking constantly. Remove saucepot from heat and immediately stir in Gouda and remaining cheddar. Stir until cheeses are completely melted and sauce is smooth.

  4. Add macaroni and 1 tsp salt to boiling water. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally, then add broccoli. Cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until pasta is just tender but firm and broccoli is bright green and crist-tender, stirring occasionally. Drain well, then immediately return to saucepot. Add sauce, nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper, and stir over medium-low heat until well mixed.

  5. Transfer to 3 quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over top. Broil 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
486
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.5g
27%
Saturated Fat
10.6g
53%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Sodium
449mg
19%
Potassium
526mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
56.7g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
8.6g
Protein
25.6g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 84%
Calcium 52% Iron 15%
* 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 phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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