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Broccoli Mac N Cheese

Serving Size: 8

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 (14.5oz) Whole Grain Elbow Macaroni
2 Cups Fat Free Milk or Milk of Choice
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Head Fresh Broccoli (or frozen Florets) about 2 cups
1 (8 oz) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat oven to 400F. Meanwhile cook macaroni according to package directions. Once cooked drain and set aside.

2) Cut Broccoli into small Florets and let boil for about 1 minute (we like the broccoli to be crunchy you can cook more). Also drain and set aside.

3) Mix flour with salt and pepper in a large saucepan and slowly add in theย  milk. Whisk under medium heat.ย  Once flourr is dissolved add 3/4th of the cheese into the mixture and mix. Lower heat and let the cheese melt. This takes less than a minute.

4) To the cheese mixture add the pasta and broccoli and some more salt to taste and mix well.

5) Pour the cheesy pasta into a bake proof dish. Add the rest of shredded cheese on top. Place in oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted.

6) Remove and Serve!

Tips: If you like the buttery taste in Mac and cheese you can add 2 Tbs light butter when you add the cheese in the saucepan. We like this just the way it is without butter.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories 313
Total Fat 5.6g
Total Carbohydrates 46.0g
Dietary Fiber 5.6g
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 16.9g

Please note that nutrition facts are calculated and may vary.

 

By | 2014-06-14T04:12:40+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Blog, Entrees, Recipes|14 Comments

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  1. lisa June 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    This is awesome my kids loved it! I would love to be able to get ur recipes directly to my email can u do that? Keep up the great work you’re an inspiration!

    • Rena Awada June 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Lisa
      Thank you so much. My website is only about 10 days old. I am working on getting more capabilities up and you should be able to sign up to get them to your email in the near future.

      Thanks
      Rena

  2. Anna June 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    What is the specific serving size… Like 1 cup or 1/2 cup??

    Thank you!!!

    • Rena Awada June 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Anna
      A pack of pasta makes a lot. so easily 1 cup would be a serving size.
      Thanks

  3. fatima June 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Your website is looking good so far! You got my IG follow because I really think this is a smarter way to set up recipes! I look forward to trying them and just wanted to let you know I will be using this site! Keep up the good work and congrats!

    • Rena Awada June 15, 2014 at 2:28 am - Reply

      Hi Fatima

      Thank you for your kind words and your continued support. I appreciate it. I hope you always enjoy my posts.:)

  4. Jackson June 15, 2014 at 11:18 am - Reply

    My girlfriend and I made this last night for dinner. We used original silk almond milk and used weight watchers 4 cheese. AMAZING dish and I can already see it’ll be one of the regulars in our house. Thanks!

    • Rena Awada June 16, 2014 at 2:41 am - Reply

      Hi Jackson
      I am glad to hear that you liked it! Those seem like great substitutes! Am glad it worked. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Regards
      Rena

  5. Ruby June 18, 2014 at 1:01 am - Reply

    How much cheese? The recipe says only 1 but I don’t know what, cup, bag ?

    • Rena Awada June 18, 2014 at 2:46 am - Reply

      Hi Ruby
      It is 1 pack/bag which was about 8oz. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Vanessa June 19, 2014 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Im 16 and trying to lose weight and this recipe is something that is making it easier to change my eating habits! Thank you for sharing!

    • Rena Awada June 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you Vanessa!

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  8. Charlie July 9, 2014 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Greetings,

    Please include measurements in metric conversions as well, because I would really love to try out quite a few of your recipes!

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