Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

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Katelan Shartzer

By
@Katelan

This freezes very well! Just cover the assembled, unbaked mixture with foil and place in your freezer. Reheat from frozen, covered, in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes.

Rating:

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Serves:
8 (1 cup) servings
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    whole wheat pasta
  • 12 oz
    broccoli florets
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    freshly minced onion
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    fat-free milk
  • 1 c
    low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 8 oz
    reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and broccoli together; cook according to pasta’s package directions for al dente.
  3. In a large skillet set to medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook another minute. Whisk in milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook sauce about 5 minutes, or until smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat. Add cheddar, stirring until well blended. Add pasta and broccoli; mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with grated parmesan and breadcrumbs. Lightly coat top with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for 2-4 minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.

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About Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat




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