Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Mildred Published: December 3, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Feed your kids veggies with our broccoli macaroni and cheese recipe. Baked to perfection, this mac ‘n cheese is healthy and lightened for less calories!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozelbow macaroni,high fiber, like Ronzoni Smart Taste
  • tbspbutter
  • ¼cuponion,minced
  • ¼cupflour
  • 2cupsskim milk
  • 1cupchicken broth,fat-free, or vegetable broth
  • 2cupsCabot 50% Reduced-Fat Sharp
  • salt and fresh pepper,to taste
  • 12ozfresh broccoli florets,or pre-cut
  • 2tbspParmesan cheese,grated
  • ¼cupbreadcrumbs,seasoned
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta and broccoli together in a large pot of salted water, according to package directions for al dente.

  2. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  4. In a large, heavy skillet, melt the butter.

  5. Add the onion, then cook over low heat for about 2 minutes.

  6. Add the flour and cook another 1 minute, or until the flour is golden and well combined.

  7. Add the milk and chicken broth, then whisk, raising the heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil.

  8. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  9. Once the sauce is thick, remove from heat.

  10. Add the cheese, then mix well until cheese is melted.

  11. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, then add the cooked macaroni and broccoli. Mix well.

  12. Pour into prepared baking dish, then top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs.

  13. Spray a little more cooking spray on top.

  14. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.

  15. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 282.20kcal
  • Fat: 6.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.91g
  • Fiber: 1.85g
  • Sugar: 5.06g
  • Protein: 11.50g
  • Cholesterol: 9.44mg
  • Sodium: 458.79mg
  • Calcium: 195.05mg
  • Potassium: 395.71mg
  • Iron: 1.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 171.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.68mg
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