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Three Cheese Broccoli Mac and Cheese

 
Three Cheese Broccoli Mac and Cheese
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Who doesn't like mac and cheese? Three kinds of cheese make it absolutely cheesy and delicious. Packed with veggies including broccoli, carrots and bell pepper enveloped in cheese sauce so even the pickiest eater will eat their vegetables!

Yield

6

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

35

min

Ready

60

min

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups pasta, whole-wheat macaroni
or you can use regular macaroni
*
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 carrots
medium, diced
*
1 sweet red bell peppers
diced
*
1 large onions
chopped
6 cups broccoli florets
fresh or frozen, chopped
3 cloves garlic
minced
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups stock
chicken or vegetable
¾ cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese
horseradish flavor, or still use old cheddar, shredded
1 cup swiss cheese
shredded
2 ½ teaspoons whole-grain mustard
*
½ teaspoon paprika
teaspoon nutmeg
freshly grated
*
salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta, and return to the pot. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large pot or a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot.

Add the carrots, bell peppers, and onions, stirring occasionally, and cook until vegetables start to become soft, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the broccoli and garlic until well combined. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables, stir until well mixed, 40 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in broth and milk.

Bring to a boil, cook and stir until the sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in 2½ cups of mixed cheeses, mustard, paprika, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

Add the macaroni into the cheese-vegetable mixture, and stir until coated and combine. Pour the mixture into a 9 by 13-inch casserole dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

Bake, uncovered, until the casserole heated through, sauce bubbles and the cheeses on top are melted, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let cool for a few minutes.

Serve hot.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+3

about 6 years

Our dinner last night. It was soooo good. Three cheeses made it absolutely cheesy and oozy in the mouth. The broccoli, carrots and bell pepper added some nice texture and refresh-ness, and these veggies were paired deliciously well with the cheeses. Leftover will be our lunch today soon, it's being heated up in the oven, and smelling awesome!

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Comments

Diana
Belgrade, Serbia
 about 6 years ago

Looks great!

Cooking Lady
Detroit, MI
 about 6 years ago

This looks and sounds really great. Some of my favorite foods in one, thanks for sharing

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 244g (8.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34354% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 205% Vitamin C 162%
Calcium 52% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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