Crusted Broccoli Mac and Four Cheese Skillet



This recipe is so simple, easy and delicious! No time to cook? No worries with this recipe.

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4-6 people


10 Min


25 Min


Stove Top


4 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
celery, chopped fine
1/2 c
onions, chopped fine
2 large
garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 lb
ground beef (80/20)
1/3 c
fresh parsley, chopped (reserve some for topping)
1/4 c
fresh basil, chopped
32 oz
chicken broth ( l like low sodium)
8 oz
elbows (i use gluten free)
12 oz
broccoli florets
1 lb
american cheese
8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 c
blended parmesan/romano cheese
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp
coarse black pepper, or to taste
1/4 c
bread crumbs, for topping

Directions Step-By-Step

1. In a large oven safe skillet heat oil on med/high heat on stove top. Add celery, onions and garlic. Stir and saute for 2-3 mins. Add beef, parsley and basil. Stir and saute for approx. 10 mins or until beef is brown.
2. Preheat broiler to 375 degrees.
3. Add broth to skillet, bring to a boil. Adjust temp to high heat. Add elbows to skillet, stir. Add broccoli to top, cover and let cook for approx. 10 mins or until elbows are al dente (med to slightly on hard side). Turn off burner.
4. Add american cheese, 4 ozs of cheddar (reserving the other 4 ozs), romano/parmesan cheese
and butter. Stir and melt cheeses well. Taste. Add salt and pepper to liking.
5. Add bread crumbs and remaining cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle some parsley, and course pepper on top for color. Place in broiler for 1-2 mins (broilers may vary) until top is crusted. (Be careful not to burn).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Collection: One-Pot Meals
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids