One Pot Broccoli Mac and Cheese
One Pot Broccoli Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish that the whole family is sure to love. Cheesy, healthy, and loaded with flavor.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 32 ounces chicken broth, (or vegetable broth)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
- 1 ½ cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large deep-sided pot or saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Add the onion and cook until softened.
Add the minced garlic and stir constantly until fragrant.
Stir in the chicken broth, heavy cream, and elbow macaroni.
Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Add the chopped broccoli and continue cooking for 8 minutes, stirring often to prevent the pasta from sticking.
Slowly stir in the cheese a little at a time until completely melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from the heat and the sauce will thicken. Serve while hot.
Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 1.4mg