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Tomato Broccoli Bake Recipe

"I've been making this comforting noodle and vegetable side dish for more than 10 years. It travels well and is always popular," notes Ellie Marsh of Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups chopped seeded peeled tomatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add the broccoli, tomatoes, parsley, bouillon, salt, oregano and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in macaroni and 3/4 cup cheese.
  • 2. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 143 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.