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Homemade Mac and Cheese Casserole

"Whole wheat pasta and lots of fresh broccoli add a little wholesomeness to this classically indulgent comfort food."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 388 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 2-quart casserole dish with Reynolds Wrap(R) Pan Lining Paper, parchment side up. No need to grease dish.
  2. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan according to the package directions, adding the broccoli for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return to the saucepan and set aside.
  3. Cook the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons hot butter in a large skillet 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and black pepper. Add the milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheddar cheese and cream cheese, stirring until melted. Pour cheese sauce over the pasta and broccoli and stir until well combined.
  4. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and mix with the bread crumbs in a small bowl. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Top with the buttery bread crumbs.
  5. Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until bubbly and internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:
  • Here's an all-time favorite dinner combo that's sure to put a smile on your family's face! Bake your favorite casserole using the non-stick parchment side of pan lining paper facing up. The foil side helps it easily mold to your favorite baking dishes and pans and simplifies cleanup so you can get back to family fun.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 388 calories; 20.2 g fat; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 16.9 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 483 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I had to make it without the broccoli the first time because of a friends allergy but it is even better with the broccoli! Great dish!

Most helpful critical review

This seemed like a lot more work than it was worth. You've got the oven on, pasta boiling on one burner, milk and flour and the cheeses trying to burn up on the other burner, and melted butter ...

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I had to make it without the broccoli the first time because of a friends allergy but it is even better with the broccoli! Great dish!

This seemed like a lot more work than it was worth. You've got the oven on, pasta boiling on one burner, milk and flour and the cheeses trying to burn up on the other burner, and melted butter ...

Excellent dish! Rave reviews from my whole family, including my very picky son who hates trying anything new. Everyone asked for seconds! Was not difficult to make - I started sautéing my oni...

Picked this recipe to use the broccoli I had at home. It had been sitting in my freezer for a while due to my husbands extreme dislike for broccoli. Thought how could you go wrong with macaroni ...

Great recipe! I cooked the noodles and left them in strainer while I used same pot to saute onions,garlic, and broccoli and make cheese sauce. Then I just poured the noodles back into the pot, m...

Delicious! I used plain greek yogurt in replacement of cream cheese, and I used sliced pepper jack cheese in replacement of shredded cheddar cheese. SO good! I highly recommend trying my version...

This is a very good dish. A smidge labor intensive though. Lots of pots/dishes used to make it. I added some roasted chicken, which turned out well. Not as much of a cheesy punch as I was ho...

I am surprised to read some reviewers complain about too many dishes and alot of cleaning up. .! This recipe doesn't require more work or more dishes than most mac and cheese recipes ! You will ...