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


  • 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 each: 391 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein


  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

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

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

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

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

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