Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli

Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli

When Autumn Calabrese wants to indulge in a bowl of macaroni and cheese, this is how she does it.

Get your fill of veggies and comfort food at the same time with this mouthwatering recipe from her FIXATE cookbook.

Sharp cheddar cheese and almond milk make a creamy cheese sauce with just the right amount of gooey goodness.

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Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Servings 8 Servings (approx. 1½ cups each)
Calories 250 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. dry whole wheat elbow macaroni (or pasta)
  • 4 tsp. organic grass-fed butter (or organic coconut oil)
  • 2 Tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • cups freshly grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. (Do not use salt or oil if suggested in directions.) Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute, or until brown (don’t let it burn).

  4. Slowly whisk in almond milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens and there are no lumps.

  5. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; cook, whisking constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until melted.

  6. Add macaroni, chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, or until heated through.

  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Variations:
• Use quinoa pasta and gluten-free flour if you’re following a gluten-free lifestyle.
• Asparagus, green beans or Brussels sprouts can be substituted for broccoli.
• A combination of cheeses like cheddar and Gouda, cheddar and Monterey Jack, and cheddar and Asiago can be substituted for sharp cheddar.

Nutrition Facts
Macaroni and Cheese With Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 26g 52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
½ Protein
½ Grain Carb
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb
1 Protein
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
2 Vegetable
1½ Protein
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Green
½ Red
1 Yellow
½ Blue

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