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Let's Make Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
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This easy and healthy Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese is baked in the oven and made with a light cheddar cheese sauce! A family favorite for under 400 calories.
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Ingredients

  • 10 oz high fiber pasta
  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 1.5 tbsp light butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced (optional)
  • 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
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Step 1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 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.
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Step 2Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the flour and make a roux by whisking until it just browns.
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Step 3Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
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Step 4Turn the heat up to high and add the milk and broth.
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Step 5Continue to whisk until it comes to a boil. It should be smooth at this point. Turn off the heat and add salt and pepper.
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Step 6Stir in the cheese and stir until it is smooth.
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Step 7Add the pasta and broccoli to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour the cheese sauce on top and mix everything together. (This can be cooked in a larger baking dish or individual ramekins.)
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Step 8Bake for 10-15 minutes until top begins to brown. Serve.
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