Baked Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Magically and fortunately, my 3 year old loveeeessss broccoli! And it’s quite weird that she won’t eat mac and cheese unless there’s broccoli in them. You make mummy happy Aleysha! hehe! I guess broccoli and cheese are just perfect together. I added in some protein-shredded roasted chicken, for texture and more tummy satisfaction. Perfect easy, cozy meal on a lazy Sunday lunchtime!

Serves 4

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed or boiled till just cooked.
  • 2 cups of shredded roasted chicken

How to:

  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and mustard; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk, cooking and stirring after each addition until slightly thickened. Add in a dash of fresh grated nutmeg.Simmer on low heat 5 to 7 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 2 cups of cheese; stir until melted.
  3. Cheese is salty, however, season with pepper and salt if needed.
  4. Toss in cooked pasta,shredded chicken and broccoli and stir to coat with cheese.
  5. Heat oven to 200 degrees C. Spoon into casserole dish; top with remaining parmesan cheese and paprika.
  6. BAKE 15 min. or until heated through and the top has browned.

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2 Comments

  1. hehe this tastes delish! Nyums.

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    1. buzzleena

      glad u liked it! ;)

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