Broccoli Mac & Cheese Recipe

What You'll Need

8 ounces (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® Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons 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.

Recipe Nutritional Information

Made With

Prego® Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce

calories

369

totalfat

17.1g

saturatedfat

8.7g

cholesterol

51mg

sodium

632mg

totalcarbohydrate

40.5g

dietaryfiber

3g

protein

12g

vitamina

25%DV

vitaminc

45%DV

calcium

20%DV

iron

10%DV

  • Flavor Variation: For a heartier dish, stir 1 cup cubed cooked ham into the pasta mixture before baking.