Broccoli Mac and Cheese
This broccoli mac and cheese is an easy stovetop recipe with tender pasta in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and plenty of fresh steamed broccoli. An easy and family friendly meal!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups milk
- 12 ounces medium shell pasta
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups steamed broccoli florets
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the flour, then whisk until combined, about 30 seconds.
Pour in the water and whisk until smooth and just thickened.
Add the milk and whisk until combined.
Stir in the shell pasta salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and pepper, then bring the mixture to a simmer.
Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is done
Turn the heat to low, then stir in the cheese. Keep stirring until the sauce is smooth. Stir in the broccoli, then serve.
Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 288mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Calcium: 729mg | Iron: 0.7mg