Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I often have a hard time getting my boys to eat their veggies. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are usually pushed aside and left on their dinner plates. So frustrating! 

When you live in a house with little picky eaters for long enough you get creative, and that’s why I have perfected a few recipes that are an absolute hit with them and that get them to actually eat those veggies without complaints. 

Enter my Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe.

This recipe is so delicious, they never complain about the added broccoli and actually ask for seconds. 

I like to use Catelli Smart Veggie Macaroni because I love how nutritious it is. This delicious white pasta provides an extra 1/2 serving of vegetables, it is high in fibre and made with 100% Canadian wheat. A win, win for us!

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The boys enjoy helping in the kitchen when I am making dinner. I like showing them what we are making and chatting about the ingredients we are using. Talking about the vegetables we are eating, why they are good for you and how to make our meal more nutritious has made a difference when it comes to what they want to eat.

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Our easy recipe is below!

Yield: 8

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
A delicious and super easy to make Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese, perfect for picky eaters!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 680g Catelli Smart Veggie Macaroni
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Cook the macaroni following the instructions on the box, add broccoli when you start cooking and drain both when pasta is done. 
  3. In a large, oven-safe pot, melt the butter under medium heat. Add flour, milk and broth slowly and stir until combined, bring to a boil. Add half of the cheese and mix until smooth. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add macaroni and broccoli and mix well.
  6. Top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

ENJOY!

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 317 Total Fat 18g Saturated Fat 10g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 53mg Sodium 524mg Carbohydrates 24g Fiber 4g Sugar 3g Protein 16g

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Catelli Pasta. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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7 responses to “Easy and Delicious Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe”

  1. Stephanie LaPlante — March 14, 2019 @ 10:14 am (#)

    This sounds extremely unique and delicious! I love trying all sorts of mac n cheese dishes.

  2. Adria L — March 14, 2019 @ 10:18 am (#)

    WOW looks so good. I need to make it tonight, thanks for sharing this.

  3. Catherine Ross — March 14, 2019 @ 10:19 am (#)

    Yum! We love mac and cheese. Love the idea of adding some broccoli to it.

  4. Emily — March 14, 2019 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    Luckily we have all the ingredients, so this is tonight’s supper! Kids are excited to get involved in the preparations also 🙂

  5. Joanna — March 14, 2019 @ 8:28 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try this. Maybe tomorrow’s dinner!!! 🥘

  6. Sarah — March 17, 2019 @ 9:17 am (#)

    Pinning for later! Sounds like something my family would all enjoy. I love that the pasta has an extra boost of nutrition! 🙂

  7. Danny M — March 17, 2019 @ 11:18 am (#)

    Oh yes! Can’t wait to try this 🥰🤤

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