Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese

Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy, comforting macaroni and cheese and broccoli combine delicious flavor forces in this new (to us) slightly healthier comfort food. Destined to become a classic in our house. This is a great recipe to throw together on a cold winter night and the leftovers are great too! Give this dish a try and your family is sure to thank you. Enjoy!


  • 12 oz dried pasta (elbow, penne, and rotini all work well)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth (vegetarians can substitute with vegetable broth)
  • 8 oz (2 cups) sharp cheddar
  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • cooking spray


  1. Cook pasta (according to package directions for al dente) and broccoli together in a large pot of water
  2. Spray baking dish with light coating of cooking spray and Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add flour and onion powder, and cook for about a minute, or until the flour is lightly browned and well combined.
  4. Add milk and chicken broth. Whisk together, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes smooth and begins to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When the sauce is thick, remove skillet from heat. Add cheese and stir well until cheese is melted and thoroughly combined with sauce.
  6. Add cooked pasta and broccoli. Mix well.
  7. Pour into baking dish.
  8. Top with grated cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs.
  9. Bake for 15-25 minutes.


Recipe from: Skinnytaste

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