Selasa, 05 Agustus 2014

Broccoli Mac and Cheese

This is probably the only way to get me to eat broccoli – mix it in with my favorite food – mac and cheese!!! Looks delish…

  • 1 16 oz package large elbow macaroni, cooked to pkg.
  • 2 medium heads fresh broccoli (14-16oz), but in small bite size pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • about 1/2 cup of extra cheese for topping
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In large pot, boil water and cook pasta to instructions, but leaving pasta a little al dente.
  3. About 3 minutes before draining pasta, add broccoli to cook in water alongside pasta.
  4. I like my broccoli a little firm, so that it doesn't end up mushy after the bake.
  5. You can decide how cooked you want your broccoli by adding it in sooner.
  6. Grease a large 9 x 12 baking dish.
  7. While pasta is cooking prepare the cheese and milk mixture.
  8. In large pot on medium heat, add butter and onion.
  9. Cook onions till soft, then add flour.
  10. Stir flour quickly to combine the flour and onion rue mixture.
  11. Add milk and chicken broth.
  12. Allow mixture to come to a boil and sauce will thicken.
  13. Remove from heat and add cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  14. Drain your cooked pasta and broccoli and add to cheese mixture.
  15. Gently mix together and pour into baking dish. Add extra cheese and bread crumbs on top.
  16. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted with a nice crust.

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