Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese - Slender Kitchen
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Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: skinnytaste.com
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321
Calories 
53g
Carbs 
11g
Fat 
20g
Protein 
10
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(10 PointsPlus®)

Recipes Content

Recipe

Macaroni and cheese makes everything better in my opinion. While generally I am trying to move into a space where I don't use food for comfort, I still use macaroni and cheese that way. One step at a time. However this lightened up version makes it almost guilt-free, as long as I can stick to one serving.

Prep Time

Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

20
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

5
  • 10 oz high fiber pasta
  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 1.5 tbsp light butter
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1.33 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321
Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 13mg
4%
Sodium 285mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 53g
18%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Boil the water for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions, but add the broccoli florets when there are 2 minutes left in the cooking time. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the flour and make a roux by whisking until it just browns. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the heat up to high and add the milk and broth.
  4. Continue to whisk until it comes to a boil. It should be smooth at this point. Turn off the heat and add salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in the cheese and stir until it is smooth.
  6. Add the pasta and broccoli to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour the cheese sauce on top and mix everything together.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until top begins to brown.
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  • Machel Morton's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2518
    This mac and cheese is good! My son asks me to make it every week
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