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Broccoli Mac & Cheese

This broccoli mac and cheese is an easy 30 minutes recipe with tender pasta in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and plenty of fresh steamed broccoli.

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins



Pasta (any shape, I used shells) 300 gms

Salted butter 2 tbsp

Garlic(finely chopped) 4 large cloves 

Onion (finely chopped) 1 medium size 

All-purpose flour 2 tbsp

Milk 1 1/3 cup

Water (use the water in which u boil the pasta) 1 cup

Salt as per taste

Black pepper powder as per taste 

Mixed herbs 2 tsp

Chilly flakes 1 tsp

Broccoli florets (chopped and blanched) 100 gms

Cheddar cheese (grated) 200 gms


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain well (save the drained water for later use).

Melt butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, pasta boiled water until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Stir in pasta, broccoli, mixed herbs, chilly flakes, and cheese until well combined, about 3-4 minutes.

Serve immediately.

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