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Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

24 Ratings
24 Ratings
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Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Broccoli gives flavor, texture, and nutrients to this creamy spin-off of the traditional mac and cheese dish. Try this with roasted squash or sweet potatoes in the fall or winter, roasted beets in the spring, or a tomato salad in the summer for a meal with tasty seasonal veggies!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk (1%, low fat)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli (cooked and chopped)

Directions

1. Cook macaroni, following the instructions on the package.

2. Drain the cooked macaroni and return to the pan.

3. While the macaroni is still warm, sprinkle in the flour and stir thoroughly.

4. Over medium heat, slowly stir the milk into the macaroni.

5. Add the cheese and pepper.

6. Stir over medium heat until the milk and cheese thicken into a creamy sauce, approximately 7-10 minutes.

7. Stir in the broccoli; heat thoroughly.

8. Taste; add a small amount of salt, if needed.

9. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

Fresh or frozen broccoli can be used

Learn more about broccoli.

Source:

Colorado State University and University of California at Davis.
Eating Smart Being Active Recipes.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/6 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 280
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 277 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 280 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 290 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 280
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 12 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 19 g
Minerals
Calcium 280 mg
Potassium 290 mg
Sodium 277 mg
Copper 136 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 40 mg
Phosphorus 340 mg
Selenium 36 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 79 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg
Vitamin C 26 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 30 mcg
Folate 156 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.4 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 32 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces
Dairy 3/4 cups

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