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Cheesy Broccoli Macaroni Recipe
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Cheesy Broccoli Macaroni Recipe

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You'll need just four ingredients to fix this macaroni and cheese that gets extra flavor from broccoli and bacon. "It's a quick and easy dish, and it makes a nice lunch or side dish for supper," assures Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 391 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook broccoli according to package directions until crisp-tender; drain. Add the cheese; cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted.
  2. Drain macaroni; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Broccoli Macaroni in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 391 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Broccoli Macaroni

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

So quick & easy! My husband & very picky son loved it!

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

Have not yet made. Saved recipe though. My husband LOVES anything with bacon, so am sure this would be a hit!

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

I recommend this recipe to anyone who likes mac + cheese. My son loved it.

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Reviewed May. 31, 2012

I used reduced fat grated cheddar cheese and baked in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350. It tasted great and reduced the calories. Saved this to my recipe box. It's a winner!

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

Thumbs up girlfriend from Texas. Great easy and tasty. My husband and friends loves this dish.

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