Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

2019-02-18
3.5 Stars (34 Voters)
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Creamy, cheesy and comforting broccoli mac and cheese. If you tired of regular macaroni and cheese, you can try this version with a nice touch of fresh broccoli.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
45 minutes
WORK TIME
20 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS
    • 13oz (370g) macaroni
    • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
    • 1 small-medium onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 cup (115g) Cheddar cheese
    • 3/4 cup (85g) Gouda cheese
    • 3/4 cup (85g) Mozzarella cheese
    • 4 tablespoons (30g) Flour
    • 4 tablespoons (60g) Butter
    • 4 cups (1L) Milk
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 360F (180C).

2. In a large bowl combine all the cheeses and set aside.

3. Heat large pot of salted water, cook the broccoli florets for 3-4 minutes, until soft but not soggy. Drain and set aside. Cook the macaroni to al dente (1-2 minutes less then package instructions).

4. While the pasta is cooking make the sauce: In a large pot, melt the butter, add chopped onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes over low-medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add flour and whisk over medium-low heat. Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly, until golden. gradually add the milk and whisk until smooth. Cook until slightly thickens, about 5-6 minutes.

5. remove from heat, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

6. Gradually add 3/4 of the cheese mixture to the sauce and whisk until melted after each addition.

7. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Add the broccoli.

8. Transfer to a 12-inch (30cm) round baking dish, sprinkle the remaining 1/4 of the cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Notes:

  • serve warm
  • you can use any type of cheese that you like
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