Broccoli Mac & Cheese

a plate of cheesy macaroni with broccoli
Prep Time: 
35 minutes
Number of Servings: 


  • 10 oz of your favorite uncooked pasta
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 14 cups butternut squash pureé, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 3 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 14 tsp black pepper
  • 1 14 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute. Add broth, milk, and squash pureé. Bring mixture to a simmer over high heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Add broccoli, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until sauce has thickened and broccoli is fork tender.
  4. Add cooked pasta, salt, pepper, and cheese to skillet and stir to combine. Serve.
Nutrition Info: 
341 Calories, 17 g Protein, 46 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 12 g Total fat (5 g sat), 407 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin C, ★★★★★ Vitamin K, ★★★★ Phosphorus, ★★ Vitamin A, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), ★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), ★★ Calcium, ★★ Magnesium, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B6, Potassium, Zinc


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