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Stove Top Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Stove Top Broccoli Mac and Cheese
  • Meal

    Side Dish

  • Cusine

    American

Ingredients

8 oz. dry elbow pasta

Salt

4 cups broccoli florets

3 1/2 Tbsp butter

3 1/2 Tbsp flour

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 3/4 cups milk

4 oz. cream cheese

1 - 2 tsp dijon mustard

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to directions on package. Reserve a little pasta water to thin sauce later on if desired. Drain pasta well. While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add in flour and garlic powder and cook, whisking constantly for 2 minutes. Slowly pour in milk while whisking, then once all of the milk has been added whisk somewhat vigorously to smooth any little lumps. Add in cream cheese and mustard and cook, whisking constantly until cream cheese has melted and mixture has thickened well. Remove from heat then add in cheese and stir briskly to melt cheese. Pour drained pasta and drained broccoli into the pan with the sauce and toss everything to evenly coat, while seasoning with salt to taste. Thin sauce with a little pasta water or milk if desired. Serve warm.