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Very Cheese-Y Macaroni

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=523670

Ingredients

  1. 8 oz. elbow macaroni
  2. 1 c. broccoli florets
  3. 4 Tbsp. butter
  4. 2 Tbsp. flour
  5. 2 c. low-fat milk
  6. 1 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  7. 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 1/2 tsp. salt
  9. 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  10. 1/4 c. whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions, until al dente.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Fill another saucepan 3/4 full with water.
  4. Bring water to a boil.
  5. Add broccoli; reduce heat to medium and cook until done.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 375°.
  8. Grease an 8-inch glass baking dish.
  9. In medium saucepan, melt butter; add flour and stir until smooth.
  10. Whisk in milk, stirring continually, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  11. Reserve 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese.
  12. Stir remaining Cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan, salt and cayenne until cheese melts. Add macaroni and broccoli.
  13. Put it into baking dish.
  14. Bake 15 minutes.
  15. Sprinkle Cheddar and bread crumbs on top; bake another 15 minutes, until bubbly.