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Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

by Erika Nicole Kendall

I won’t lie. I’m not a huge lover of macaroni and cheese. It just always felt like “too much” as a side dish. However… if you want to really treat it like a casserole? Add a bit of herbs, some veggies and before you know it… you’ve got dinner in one big casserole dish!

1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (approx 1/4th of a 16oz box)

1/3rd clove of minced garlic

1 cup chopped broccoli

1/4 cup of milk

1 egg

1 and 1/2 cups of mild cheddar

a pinch of salt

a pinch of pepper

a pinch of crushed red pepper

1/8th tsp paprika

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and begin cooking your macaroni noodles according to the instructions. Once it’s finished, drain it and set it aside.

In a large bowl, whisk your egg and add your chopped broccoli, milk, and half of your cheese. Stir in your macaroni. Transfer everything to your casserole dish. Sprinkle your crushed red pepper and paprika over the top, then cover the top of the dish with the rest of your cheese. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the top of your cheese is a light golden brown. Grab it out of the oven, sprinkle a very faint dusting of pepper on top, sprinkle your salt on top, and that’s it!

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Heather September 21, 2010 - 9:15 AM

mac and cheese — ugh! miss that stuff!!

Ebony Swag September 21, 2010 - 9:34 AM

This sounds so good, I think I might try this next week.

CoCo January 23, 2011 - 9:39 PM

Man, that looks good!

Victoria June 20, 2011 - 12:46 PM

What is the recommended serving size? 1 cup?

Erika Nicole Kendall June 20, 2011 - 1:21 PM

Serving sizes are more relative to your activity levels than some arbitrary amount. If you weren’t active that day, eat smaller portions. If you were, you may need larger ones.

eclectikchic September 15, 2011 - 12:05 AM

I am a mac and cheese lover…must try it. thanks!

Tabby August 18, 2012 - 9:08 PM

I made this today and my son and I loved it!! It fills you up quickly!!

Kamea September 10, 2012 - 10:09 AM

That looks really good. I am going to try this recipe.

Angie September 10, 2012 - 7:08 PM

Where does the garlic come in? Should I add it together with the broccoli, milk and cheese. Does it need to be browned or anything? I just followed the instructions, and left it out all together. I didn’t realize it until I saw the garlic was sitting there by itself after the casserole was in the oven. Oh well, too late now.
I threw in some of the leftover Roasted Lemon Chicken. https://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com/recipes/roasted-lemon-chicken/ I can’t wait to try it!!

Yvette September 26, 2012 - 8:01 AM

This doesn’t say where to add the garlic. I didnt use any but I felt this was kind of dry and bland, honestly.

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