Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

This creamy broccoli mac and cheese recipe features broccoli, Cheddar-American cheese, and a delicious breadcrumb topping.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Cheddar-American cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and whisk in all-purpose flour; cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in milk gradually; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add shredded cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in broccoli and pasta. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs; dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. To lighten: Substitute equal portions reduced-calorie margarine, 2% reduced-fat milk, and 2% reduced-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, and reduce salt to 1/4 teaspoon. Cook as directed, and pour into baking dish. Stir together remaining margarine, melted, and breadcrumbs; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake as directed, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Note:

Stir in chopped chicken if you want some meat in this dish.

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