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

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 2-quart casserole dish with Reynolds Wrap® Pan Lining Paper, parchment side up. No need to grease dish.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until bubbly and internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips

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Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 35.2g 11% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 59.1mg 20% DV; sodium 483.3mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2015
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 shooting all over your microwave--all for this one SIDE DISH. I made a double batch so I could share with a friend and their family seemed to like it. I was just happy my husband was doing the chicken in the smoker because no other food could be prepared in my kitchen while this was being made. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2015
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 shooting all over your microwave--all for this one SIDE DISH. I made a double batch so I could share with a friend and their family seemed to like it. I was just happy my husband was doing the chicken in the smoker because no other food could be prepared in my kitchen while this was being made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
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 onions & garlic after the pasta & broccoli had cooked so I wasn't trying to do everything all at once. It came out just fine doing it that way. I also used chickpea pasta instead of regular pasta...couldn't even tell the difference. May add a touch more salt next time but will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2015
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 n cheese! This was a perfect for my 1 1/2 year old too. Shopping for ingredients - Easy. making it - u will use about four pots including the casserole dish! This was the only down side! Besides the big clean up it was a hit for my little family! Jr ate a whole cup:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
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 need a pot to boil the pasta a saucepan or skillet to make the cheese sauce and a casserole dish to bake the casserole. For melting the butter honestly use a soup bowl in the microwave and put it in the dish washer when you're done! This recipe didn't take me any more time or effort than my usual macaroni and cheese recipe. I liked the flavor from the onion and garlic and the addition of broccoli made this an easy one dish meal. My minor changes were using 4 wedges of the "laughing cow" cheese for cream cheese and Panko bread crumbs for regular. I was out of those 2 ingredients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2017
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 hoping for I think next time I will use extra sharp cheddar and see what happens. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2017
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 especially if you like a little spicy kick to your food.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2018
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 mixed it with cheese sauce and poured into a disposable pan. Like another user suggested I melted butter for crumbs in the microwave. Didn't find it to dirty too many pots. Changes: White whole wheat flour instead of all purpose Smart balance instead of butter Frozen broccoli instead of fresh Whole wheat panco crumbs and mixed it with Italian seasoning Shredded cheddar mozzarella cheese mixture Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2019
Stouffers was our go to and then I decided to attempt this!! I handmade the pasta and used dark meal chicken also fresh broccoli. I mixed the cheese recipe up a little and used half Italian blend and half medium cheddar. The results are in! MY FAMILY LOVED IT MORE THAN STOUFFERS! Read More