Broccoli Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 10 min.
  • Total 20 min.
  • Serves 6
  • Broccoli Mac & Cheese
Broccoli, pasta, shredded Cheddar and a creamy cheese sauce are combined and topped with a tasty bread crumb mixture. It’s a family-friendly dish that’s a guaranteed winner!

POSTED IN: Alfredo Sauce, Dinner, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian

What You'll Need

  • 8

    ounce (1/2 of a 1-pound package) cavatappi pasta

  • 1

    package (about 12 ounces) frozen broccoli florets or 4 cups fresh broccoli florets

  • 1

    jar (14.5 ounces) Prego® Homestyle Alfredo Sauce

  • 3/4

    cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces)

  • 1/2

    cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs

  • 2

    tablespoon butter, melted

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.

  • 2

    Prepare the pasta according to the package directions in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain the pasta mixture well in a colander, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

  • 3

    Return the pasta mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the cheese sauce, 1/2 cup cheese, black pepper and reserved cooking liquid and toss to coat. Pour the pasta mixture into the baking dish.

  • 4

    Stir the bread crumbs, remaining cheese and butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the pasta mixture.

  • 5

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A MEAL EVERYONE WILL LOVE
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THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE SAUCES THAT STICK.

Don't Rinse Your Pasta

Don't rinse your pasta after cooking it. Doing this washes the starch off the surface, which is what helps the sauce cling to it.

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Short Pasta Shapes

Short pastas, such as bow ties and corkscrews, are great for whipping up skillet dishes or adding to soups.