Saturday, May 8, 2010

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

All I can say is yummy and easy. I have had this sudden realization that I need more calcium (I guess all those osteoporosis ads are getting to me) so I thought this would be a good way to get some added calcium (cheese, milk and broccoli are all sources).

You will need:
2-3 cups macaroni (we used quinoa macaroni)
3 tbsp butter
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese
2 tsp corn starch
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Grate the cheeses and add together in a bowl with the corn starch. Stir so the cheese is evenly coated with corn starch.
Boil about 2 quarts of water with salt and oil. Add macaroni to boiling water. Cook as per the package instructions. Add the broccoli to boiling water for the last 3-5 minutes. Strain and return to the pot.
Over low heat stir in butter. When the butter is almost completely melted add the cheese mixture and the milk. Stir until creamy. Add the lemon juice and seasonings. Serve and enjoy!

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