Karen's Creamy Broccoli, Mac & Cheese

Karen's Creamy Broccoli, Mac & Cheese
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 258.3
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,206.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.5 g
  • Protein: 23.3 g

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Introduction

Creamy & cheesy comfort food with a healthy punch! Loaded with fiber and protein, this will keep you full and happy. This is also a perfect workout recovery meal. Creamy & cheesy comfort food with a healthy punch! Loaded with fiber and protein, this will keep you full and happy. This is also a perfect workout recovery meal.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    4oz - Fiber Gourmet Light Rotini pasta (uncooked)
    4 Tbs - Fat free sour cream
    2 Cups Broccoli florets, chopped
    1 1/2 Tbs - Whole wheat pastry flour
    1 Cup - Fat free skim milk
    4 oz - Cabot 75% light sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
    1 tsp - Coarse sea salt
    1/4 tsp - Black ground pepper
    2 tsp -Kraft reduced fat parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Boil a sauce pan of water and add chopped broccoli florets for 45 seconds, then scoop them out and set aside. Keep the water boiling and add pasta. Cook until "al dente" using pasta box instructions.

Drain water using a strainer and put shells back in the sauce pan. Add sour cream and mix it up. Set aside.

In another sauce pan (yes, you have to dirty two), combine milk, flour, salt and pepper over medium heat. Whisk constantly until thickened (it happens kinda fast like cook n' serve pudding). Reduce heat to simmer and mix in shredded cheese until completely dissolved.

Pour cheese mixture into the pasta mixture, add broccoli and stir well. Pour into a 4x4 glass pan. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.

Enjoy!!

Serves 3. Freezes and doubles well :)






Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEBUZZI.