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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Broccoli- basil Mac and Cheese recipe

We love cheese. 
And this recipe adds a little bit more nutrition than just the traditional mac and cheese. 
So I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon this recipe from here.
Their version looks a lot better than mine. However, I didn't have everything they had in their recipe on hand. So here is my busy mother, what I had on hand version of the recipe.

Small squash; cut in chunks
Olive Oil
1 Broccoli head
1 Medium Tomato
1 8oz package of noodles
3/4 cup of cheddar cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese 
4 Tablespoons sour cream
Basil to taste
1 1/2 cup of bread crumbs

Cut Squash in chunks. drizzle chunks with olive oil and some salt. place in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 mins.
Chop Brocoli into fine crumbs. Combine with bread crumbs and basil.

Chop up tomato separately set aside.

Combine cheeses in a separate bowl. Add the tomatoes to the mixture

Boil noodles, drain. Save 1 cup of water from the noodles. 

When finished mix the noodles, cheeses, tomatoes, squash, water together and put in a casserole dish. It might be a bit runny, but the moisture will be soaked up in the oven.
Top with Broccoli/bread crumb mixture.

Place in oven for 20-30 minutes. And enjoy!

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I especially loved this one.
 So creative.
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1 comment:

sophandlulu said...

a healthy version of mac & cheese?! Where has this recipe been all my life? :) Looks like this will be on my list to make asap!
xo, d