Bacon & Broccoli Mac and Cheese

What’s better than homemade mac ‘n’ cheese?

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Not much, my friends. Not. Much. Pure indulgence.

Here’s a version that it would actually be okay to eat frequently.

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By replacing part of the pasta volume with broccoli, the overall calorie density of the dish is decreased. (Plus you get the added bonus of all that green veggie nutrition.)

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But, to even everything out, it’s best to add just a few crumbles of bacon as well!

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I love one dish meals, like this Bacon & Broccoli Mac and Cheese, from Cooking Light. This was fabulous, flavorful, and fairly healthy comfort food at 413 calories per serving [source]. I would make this one again!

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The homemade cheese sauce was created by making a roux (THIS kind, not this kind!), stirring in milk and allowing it to thicken, and then adding modest quantities of American and cheddar cheese. I employed a heavy hand when applying the black pepper, because I love a peppery cream sauce. Mac and cheese is my faveee!

My rating: 8.4/10

Recipe from Cooking Light.

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2 thoughts on “Bacon & Broccoli Mac and Cheese

  1. Pingback: Look at my Macaroni | Meg.Goes.Nom.Nom.

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