28 October 2011

Mac and Cheese+

I've been cooking more lately. (Go me!) And I thought I'd share last night's recipe with you. I found the recipe on Pinterest and it's Skinny Broccoli Mac and Cheese at Feeding my Temple. After eating it I thought I'd make a few changes.

The original recipe is tasty, just not exactly how we prefer it. The recipe I list doesn't have any meat in it, but we really thought it would be even better with some ground beef or cubed ham so you might give that a try too.

Ingredients for 2-4 servings (depending on how hungry Hubs is):
  • 6 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 12 oz broccoli (I used frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded 2% cheddar (plus a little to sprinkle on top)
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350. Cook pasta and broccoli according to directions. I boiled the broccoli then scooped it out and put the macaroni in since the water was already boiling.

Melt butter and cook onions on low for a few minutes in a skillet. Next, add flour and stir/cook for another minute. Add milk and chicken broth. Stir and turn heat up to medium-high until it starts boiling. Cook for about five minutes on medium until the sauce gets thicker. At this point you can add any salt/pepper you want.

Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Stir the sauce, pasta, and broccoli in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the top with cheddar and parmesan and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes.

Aaand I didn't take any pictures, so here's a picture of the leftovers. Umm, actually Hubs got home early from work and ate the leftovers before I could take a picture. Whoops. Here's kinda sorta what it looked like fresh out of the oven.
If you want pictures, go check out the recipe on Feeding my Temple :) The original also makes more servings (although the proportions are different, we wanted more broccoli and onion). I hope everybody is having a good week!
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