Broccoli macaroni and Cheese

5 Cheese Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

My kids cannot get enough of this recipe. I serve it as a meal or as a side dish for special occasions. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, main dish, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Heather McMechan


  • Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Cooked Broccoli Chopped
  • 8 Ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheddar and Monterey jack cheese blend
  • 1 cup grated Romano Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • ½ cup grated Pepperjack cheese
  • 3 Cups of Hood Calorie Countdown
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. 1. Steam Broccoli in a pan

    2. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.

    3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Add Hood Calorie Countdown to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses. As sauce starts to thicken, take off burner and stir. Stir until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Add 2 teaspoons of salt.

    4. Put macaroni in large casserole dish. Pour sauce over it. Stir in cup of broccoli.

    5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Sprinkle over macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.

    6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.