Stove Top Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Ryan Published: November 18, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Stove Top Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Stove Top Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Turn your mac and cheese healthier and mintier by adding broccoli florets. Add a generous amount of milk and cheese to make it creamier.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 8ozdry elbow macaroni
  • salt
  • 4cupsbroccoli floretscooked then finely chopped
  • 3 ½tbspbutter
  • 3 ½tbspflour
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • 1 ¾cupsmilk
  • 4oz.cream cheesediced into small cubes
  • 2tspdijon mustardto taste
  • 8ozsharp cheddar cheeseshredded


  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to directions on the package. Drain pasta well.

  2. While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a pot over medium heat.

  3. Add in flour and garlic powder and cook, whisking constantly for 2 minutes.

  4. Slowly and gradually, pour in milk while whisking.

  5. Add in cream cheese and mustard and cook, whisking constantly until cream cheese has melted and mixture has thickened well.

  6. Remove from heat then add in cheese and stir briskly to melt cheese.

  7. Pour drained pasta and drained broccoli into the pan with the sauce and toss everything to evenly coat, while seasoning with salt to taste.

  8. Thin sauce with a little pasta water or milk if desired. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 736.46kcal
  • Fat: 43.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 25.19g
  • Trans Fat: 1.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.43g
  • Fiber: 2.02g
  • Sugar: 14.51g
  • Protein: 29.06g
  • Cholesterol: 126.14mg
  • Sodium: 1026.26mg
  • Calcium: 649.51mg
  • Potassium: 725.50mg
  • Iron: 1.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 496.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.98mg
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