Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

What better way to get some greens than mixed into a childhood favorite?
servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 2 cups low-fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli cooked and chopped

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Drain cooked macaroni and return to pan.
  3. While macaroni is still warm, sprinkle in flour and stir thoroughly.
  4. Over medium heat, slowly stir 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 (about 7–10 minutes).
  7. Stir in the broccoli until heated through.
  8. Taste; add a small amount of salt if needed.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Source: USDA


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