Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

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Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne

By
@vavavoom

Comforting Mac & Cheese with healthy broccoli.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
choice of pasta, elbows or corkscrew
1 head
broccoli, cut into florets
3 Tbsp
butter
1 small
onion, finely chopped
1 clove
garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp
flour
4 c
milk
1 pinch
nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp
dry mustard powder
3-1/2 c
grated cheddar cheese

How to Make Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Bring pot of water to a boil. Generously salt. Cook the pasta until al dente, adding broccoli to pasta water after the pasta has cooked for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • 3Add 3 Tablespoons butter to a skillet over medium heat. When butter melts, add onion and garlic. Cook until onions begin to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and stir to combine to make a roux. Continue to cook and stir the roux about 3 to 3 minutes.
  • 4Gradually whisk in milk, making sure to incorporate the roux into the milk. Continue to whisk mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking frequently, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and dry mustard powder.
  • 5Remove pan from heat. Stir in 3 cups cheddar. Add drained pasta and broccoli to skillet. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  • 6Transfer to buttered baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.

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About Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes