Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Serves: 8

Fruits and Vegetables: ¼ cup per serving


2 cups whole-wheat elbow pasta, uncooked

4 tablespoons flour

2 cups milk, low-fat or fat-free

2 cups cheddar cheese, reduced-fat, shredded

½ teaspoon pepper, ground

2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped


  1. Cook pasta until tender following directions on package.
  2. Drain cooked pasta and return to pan. Sprinkle flour over pasta while it is still warm. Toss thoroughly.
  3. Reheat the pan to medium heat, slowly stir in milk, cheese, and pepper.
  4. Cook, but do not boil, until the milk and cheese thicken into a creamy sauce—approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in broccoli and heat thoroughly.


  • Substitute another favorite vegetable for broccoli.

Nutrition Facts 

Serving size: about 1 cup; Calories: 200; Carbohydrates: 29 g; Fiber: 1 g; Fat: 3.5 g; Saturated fat: 2 g; Sodium: 290 mg

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