Broccoli Mac and Cheese

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Servings: 4 – Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni pasta
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and onion and sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the flour and garlic powder. Continue stirring the mixture until it is light golden, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Slowly mix in the milk. Allow the sauce to simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture bubbles and thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheddar until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the cheese sauce with the pasta until evenly combined and serve.
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