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(Chad A Elick)

Everyone in my house absolutely loves mac and cheese!  It’s pasta covered in cheese, how can you go wrong? Well, some recipes call for up to 3 pots to make that simple dish. Honestly, I could stand in the kitchen and cook all day if I didn’t have to do the dishes – I think washing dishes is my least favorite chore. So when I can make a scrumptious one skillet meal and only have one pan to wash I am doubly thrilled!

This Cheese Lover’s Mac and Cheese is cooked in butter and milk, then its loaded with oodles of cheddar and broccoli.  You could even add leftover chicken if you are looking for a meaty dish.  This fabulous one skillet meal goes from prep to plate in just 20 minutes and will be on our table again and again.

With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!

Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

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    4

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp dried chipotle chile pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp whole milk
  • 8 oz dried elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 12 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium high; add butter, chipotle pepper, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add 3 cups of milk, then cover.

  2. Once milk starts bubbling add macaroni. Allow to bubble for 4-5 minutes, until pasta is almost cooked though, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add broccoli and stir to combine. Bubble for 2 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile in a resealable jar create slurry; combine 2 Tbsp milk and 2 Tbsp flour. Shake until well combined. Set aside.

  5. Preheat oven to broil. Stir in 8 ounces cheese. Add slurry. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 4 ounces of cheese. Place under broiler for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted and golden browned.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Cook's Note

If you prefer extra protein, sprinkle in 12 ounces of pre-cooked chicken at the time the broccoli is added. Continue with directions as written.

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Serves 4.

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