Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mac N Cheese with Broccoli and a twist of flavor!

Mac N Cheese with Broccoli and a twist of flavor:

8 ounces uncooked large elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 center-cut bacon slice, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 4.5 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)                
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
    Add broccoli during the last minute of cooking; cook for 1 minute. Drain.
    Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    Add bacon; cook 4 minutes or until crisp.
    Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts.
    Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil.
    Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
    Stir in cheese.
    Add pasta mixture to pan, stirring to coat.

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