Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese

Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese

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25 min 25 min 6
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Ingredients


1/2 tsp Black pepper
3 head Broccoli
1 1/2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
4 tbsp Margarine
2 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F.
1 cup Pasta, macaroni, elbow, dry
1/2 cup grated Pecorino cheese
1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1/4 cup All-purpose white flour

Instructions


Béchamel Sauce: In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly until the mixture turns light brown in colour, about 3 minutes. 

While whisking constantly, slowly add the milk to the flour mixture until evenly combined and smooth. Increase heat to medium-high and whisk until mixture thickens.

Stir in 2 teaspoons of the salt, taste, and season with additional salt if desired. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assemble: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until it’s almost al dente (just on the edge of being underdone) then remove pasta from the pot while reserving all the water. Add the chopped broccoli to the water and bring it back to a light simmer. Drain the broccoli when it turns bright green. Set aside.

Place the reserved saucepan of béchamel over medium heat and stir in both cheeses just until melted and smooth. Add the pasta and broccoli to the béchamel and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is heated through and steaming, about 2 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately. 

*Alternative: Serve broccoli as a steamed side dish separately. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 475
Calories from fat 233
Calories from saturated fat 102
Total Fat 25.9 g
Saturated Fat 11.4 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.3 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 980 mg
Potassium 629 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
Sugars 7.4 g
Protein 24.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 0.9
Milk 0.3
Milk Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 1.3

Energy sources


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