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Broccoli and Cheese Mac

broccoli cheese mac
  • (8 oz.) whole-wheat elbow noodles
  • (10 oz. package) frozen chopped broccoli
  • (1 3/4 cups) low-fat milk, divided
  • (3 Tbsp.) flour
  • (1/2 tsp.) garlic powder
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) ground white pepper
  • (3/4 cup) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • (1/4 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • (1 tsp.) Dijon mustard

Broccoli and Cheese Mac

A whole-wheat macaroni and cheese with a homemade white cheese sauce and chopped broccoli.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 15 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large pot with 2 quarts water and place over High heat. When boiling, add pasta. Cook 4 minutes, then add broccoli and cook another 4-5 minutes.

  2. 2Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 cups milk and simmer. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup milk, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add to pot and whisk for 2-3 minutes.

  3. 3Take off heat and add Cheddar, Parmesan and mustard, stir until melted.
  4. 4Drain pasta and broccoli, toss with cheese sauce and heat another minute on the stove.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 412
  • Total Fat 13 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 56 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Sodium 640 mg
  • Fiber 7 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.