Total Time:

10 min(Preparation) / 45 min(Cooking)

Servings:

8

Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese


Ingredients

1 pkg (375 g)CATELLI® HEALTHY HARVEST® Whole Wheat Macaroni
5 tbsp (75 ml)butter or margarine, divided
1 eachfinely chopped onion and clove garlic
1 tsp (5 ml) eachsalt, pepper and dried thyme leaves
3 tbsp (45 ml)all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups (625 ml)milk
2 cups (500 ml)shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tsp (5 ml) each worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard
1 lb (500 g)thawed, frozen broccoli spears, about 1 bag
1 cup (250 ml)fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs

Preparation

1

Prepare macaroni according to package directions.

2

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter; stir in flour. Stir for 1 minute.

3

Whisk in milk. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.

4

Toss pasta and broccoli with sauce. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over dish; bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 15 minutes.

 

Check out our mouth-watering Catelli® Healthy Harvest Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese. This healthy take on a classic makes for the perfect weeknight treat.

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