Saturday, January 28, 2012

Skinny Broccoli Mac

Skinny Broccoli Mac

12 oz high fiber or whole grain elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp light butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cups skim milk
1 cup fat free vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
2 cups reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
12 oz broccoli florets
1/8 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
cooking spray

Cook pasta and broccoli together in a large pot (slightly under cook by a minute or two).  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 375*

In a large skillet, melt butters.  Add onion and cook 2 minutes over low heat. Add flour and cook another minute.  Add milk and broth, whisk over medium high heat until it comes to a boil.  Cook 5 minutes or until sauce becomes thick and smooth.  Season with salt and pepper.

Remove sauce from heat, add cheese and mix well.  Add macaroni and broccoli. Mix well. Pour into baking dish. Top with grated cheese and bread crumbs.  Spray with cooking spray. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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