Cheesy Baked Shells with Broccoli

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 489.4
  • Total Fat: 25.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 76.8 mg
  • Sodium: 643.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 24.8 g

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Introduction

Not a low calorie food, but you can make it better choosing the better butter, pasta and cheese. My kids loved this and it gave me some veggies and that warm yummy mac and cheese craving. Not a low calorie food, but you can make it better choosing the better butter, pasta and cheese. My kids loved this and it gave me some veggies and that warm yummy mac and cheese craving.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3/4 pound medium pasta shells (about 5 cups)
    1 tablespoon butter
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 cups whole milk
    2 cups coarsely grated Cheddar or Gruyýre (8 ounces)
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    Kosher salt and black pepper
    1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Directions

Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the nutmeg, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.

Add the pasta and broccoli and toss to combine. Transfer to a broilerproof 8-inch square or another 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1⁄2 cup of cheese. Broil until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELLYCHENG.

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