Back to Search

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Recipe Image
Add To Favorites

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli
En Español

Fivestar Rating
(30 votes)
Recipe Total Cost
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 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 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 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 26 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 30 mcg
Folate 156 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 32 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/4 cups
Grains
1 3/4 ounces
Dairy
3/4 cups
  • Plain text

    • No HTML tags allowed.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
    • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

    View our Comment Policy here.

    According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0584-0624. The time required to complete this information will vary based upon one’s relationship to the resource being submitted. It is estimated to take 11 minutes to complete the entire survey. This includes time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Expiration date: 5/31/2021

To leave a recipe rating, please use the star rankings at the top of the page.