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Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

This Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese has been a long-time favorite of mine. Zesty and cheesy macaroni, complimented with crisp, fresh broccoli – you’ve gotta give this one a try! Keep scrolling for the recipe!

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Mac & Cheese Ingredients

  • Elbow noodles
  • Evaporated milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Pepper-Jack cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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Making The Baked Mac & Cheese

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  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees
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  • Grease a 9×11 baking pan or 2 1/2 qt. casserole dish
  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan
  • Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions, adding in broccoli at the very end so they are slightly steamed; then drain
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  • Combine macaroni, broccoli, cheese (only half the parmesan), evaporated milk, salt, and pepper in a big bowl.
  • Next, prepare your breadcrumbs. Combine melted butter, breadcrumbs and the remainder of parmesan in a small bowl; set aside.
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  • Spread the macaroni mixture in a baking dish
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the macaroni
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes
  • Uncover the macaroni and broil until the top is golden brown
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And that’s it! Your classic baked mac and cheese with a burst of spicy-jack, crisp broccoli, and a decadent layer of buttery and cheesy breadcrumbs on top! Uhhh, does this get any more comforting?!

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Storing The Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Considering this recipe makes a big ‘ole pan of baked broccoli mac and cheese, you’ll probably have plenty for leftovers. And to be honest, I think it even tastes better the next day! Simply store the leftovers in a glass or plastic container in the refrigerator – or wrap it up and freeze it for when you need a quick dinner!

It can be reheated in the microwave (if freezing, thaw it first) or oven at 350 until heated through.

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Mac & Cheese Alternatives

Not a big broccoli fan? Then, feel free to omit it or add another favorite veggie.

For a less zippy version of this, you can swap out the pepper jack for Monterey jack!

Want to try this mac and cheese with meat? Chicken, pulled pork, shrimp, or even sliced hot dogs would be a hit! (not to mention, kid-friendly!)

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Thinking about giving this delicious twist on your classic baked mac and cheese this week? Then, don’t forget to save it to Pinterest so you have the recipe on hand!

Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese

This Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese has been a long-time favorite of mine. Zesty and cheesy macaroni, complimented with crisp, fresh broccoli – you've gotta give this one a try!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, cheese, mac and cheese, pasta
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow noodles
  • 12 oz. Evaporated milk
  • 2 c. Cheddar cheese
  • 2 c. Pepper-Jack cheese
  • 1. c Grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 c. Broccoli
  • 1 c. Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees
  • Grease a 9×11 baking pan or 2 1/2 qt. casserole dish
  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan
  • Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions, adding in broccoli at the very end so they are slightly steamed; then drain
  • Combine macaroni, broccoli, cheese (only half the parmesan), evaporated milk, salt, and pepper in a big bowl.
  • Next, prepare your breadcrumbs. Combine melted butter, breadcrumbs and the remainder of parmesan in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Spread the macaroni mixture in a baking dish
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the macaroni
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes
  • Uncover the macaroni and broil until the top is golden brown

Notes

Not a big broccoli fan? Then, feel free to omit it or add another favorite veggie.
For a less zippy version of this, you can swap out the pepper jack for Monterey jack!
Want to try this mac and cheese with meat? Chicken, shrimp, or even sliced hot dogs would be a hit! (not to mention, kid-friendly!)

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