Broccoli Mac & Cheese starts with a layer of broccoli with cheesy pasta added and then it’s baked to perfection.
I am a huge fan of Mac & Cheese, the homemade kind, not the boxed kind. This version has some broccoli added in and the best way to eat broccoli is with some cheese on it! If you are trying to add more vegetables into your diet, or better yet, into your kids diet, this is a good place to start.
The broccoli is blanched then layered on the bottom of the baking dish. While the pasta is cooking you whip up the cheese sauce.
The cheese sauce is actually a healthy version using low fat milk, a mixture of flour and cornstarch to thicken the sauce and the amount of cheese is minimal for a cheese sauce.
Lastly you mix together some butter and bread crumbs to add to the top of the pasta. Lastly you bake the dish to combine all the flavors.
Adapted from Everyday with Rachel Ray