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Broccoli Mac N Cheese

June 14, 2014
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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.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply lisa June 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    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!

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

      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

  • Reply Anna June 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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

    Thank you!!!

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

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

  • Reply fatima June 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    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!

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

      Hi Fatima

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

  • Reply Jackson June 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

    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!

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

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

  • Reply Ruby June 18, 2014 at 1:01 am

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

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

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

  • Reply Vanessa June 19, 2014 at 4:28 am

    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!

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

      Thank you Vanessa!

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  • Reply Charlie July 9, 2014 at 6:27 am

    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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