|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 29g||38%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||86%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 31mg||157%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This easy macaroni and cheese is a snap to prepare, and it's cooked on the stovetop using just one saucepan. Lots of sharp cheddar cheese paired with the broccoli gives this macaroni and cheese amazing flavor.
If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their broccoli, try this combination. This broccoli macaroni and cheese can be served as a side dish or main dish.
Gather the ingredients.
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water, following package directions, adding chopped broccoli about 1 minute before macaroni is done. Drain in a colander.
In same saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in mustard powder, pepper, and flour and continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Gradually whisk milk into flour mixture. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and bubbling.
Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese has melted. Taste and add salt, as needed.
Add drained macaroni and broccoli and stir to combine thoroughly.
Transfer to a serving dish or individual bowls.
- If you like a crunchy topping, put the macaroni and cheese mixture in a lightly buttered baking dish. Combine 1 cup of soft breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the macaroni and cheese. Bake the casserole in a preheated 375 F for about 20 minutes, or until the topping has browned.