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Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bake

Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bake

Peggy
I love broccoli and I also love macaroni and cheese! This combination makes a killer casserole! I hope you will try it! Enjoy! ~ Mama Peggy
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Casserole
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • ½ cup butter (cubed)
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • tsp salt
  • 2 cans evaporated milk (12 oz each)
  • 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided (about 10 oz)
  • ½ cup crushed Zesta wheat crackers (about 6 crackers)

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni according to pkg. directions, adding broccoli the last 5 minutes-drain.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter, stir in the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt until smooth; gradually stir in evaporated milk.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in 2 cups cheese.
  • Place half the macaroni and broccoli in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish or pan.
  • Top with half of the cheese sauce.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Sprinkle with crackers crumbs and remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 20 -25 minutes or until bubbly!
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