Broccoli Mac n Cheese

Who doesn’t love a nice Mac n Cheese? So here is my recipe with a little twist: the broccoli adds an interesting flavour and blends in perfectly with the rest of the ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 350 g maccaroni
  • 360 g broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 diced onion
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumps

Tips, hints and warnings

Of course you can substitute the maccaroni with any other kind aof noodles, other than lasagna maybe 😀 In the pictures I used Fussili.

Directions

  • Cook pasta and broccoli together in salted water according to instructions given on the packages
  • In another pot melt the butter
  • Add onion and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes
  • Add the flour to the onions and cook another minute
  • Add milk to flour and onions and bring to boil on a medium to high heat
  • Cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and smooth, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper
  • Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheese
  • Combine pasta, broccoli and sauce in one large pot und mix well
  • Grease baking dish with butter or cooking spray
  • Pour everything into the baking dish
  • Top off with a little bit of grated cheese and the breadcrumps
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 200°C until cheese is melted and everything looks golden brown

Enjoy your meal!

cooked pasta and broccolimac n cheese in baking tray

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