Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Treat yourself to this amazing Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese tonight! It's simple to make and so delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheddar mac and cheese, broccoli mac and cheese, broccoli macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese with broccoli
Servings: 6 to 8 people
Author: Ginnie
Ingredients
  • nonstick spray
  • 1 pound fusilli pasta
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • dash cayenne
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
For Topping:
  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a large baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add fusilli.
  3. Cook pasta, stirring frequently. About a minute before it's done cooking, add the broccoli.

  4. When pasta is al dente, drain it and the broccoli in a colander.

  5. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a microwave (or small pot) until warm, about a minute or two. Set aside.
  6. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the flour, paprika, and cayenne to the butter and cook, stirring constantly, for a couple minutes.
  8. Slowly add the milk, whisking to avoid lumps. Cook mixture until thickened (it should coat a spoon), then add the cheese and whisk until smooth.

  9. Remove from heat, then season generously with salt and pepper.
  10. Stir pasta and broccoli into cheese sauce. Transfer to baking dish.
  11. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper, then sprinkle over pasta.
  12. Bake until hot and lightly browned on top, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  13. Serve hot. Enjoy!