TW's mac-n-cheddar with broccoli

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 502.0
  • Total Fat: 22.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.7 mg
  • Sodium: 411.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 20.7 g

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This is by Rachael Ray. I just love her food. Unfortunately, she never puts the nutritional values in her cookbooks. ENJOY! This is by Rachael Ray. I just love her food. Unfortunately, she never puts the nutritional values in her cookbooks. ENJOY!
Number of Servings: 8


    Coarse Salt
    1 pound Elbow macaroni (or cavatappi)
    2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    a small onion chopped
    3 tablespoons all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    3 cups whole milk
    1 cup chicken stock (or broth)
    3 cups grated sharp yellow cheddar
    1 tablespoon dijon mustard
    freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt to season the cooking water, then add the pasta. Cook for 5 minutes, than add the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes more or until the pasta is cooked al dente and the florets are just tender. Drain well and return to the pot.
While the pasta cooks, heat a medium sauce pot over medium-low heat. Add the EVOO and heat with the butter until it melts. Add the onions and cook for 3 to 5 minutes to sweat them out and turn the juices sweet. Raise the heat a bit the whisk in the flour, cayenne and paprika. Whisk together until the roux bubbles up, then cook for 1 minute more. Whisk in the milk and stock and raise the heat a bit higher to bring the sauce to a quick boil. Once it bubbles, drop the heat back to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the cheese to the thickened sauce and stir to melt it, a minute or so. Stir in the mustard and season the sauce with salt and pepper. Pour over the broccoli and cooked pasta and toss to combine. Adjust the seasoning, transfer to a large platter and serve.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISSWATKINS.

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