The Blue Box and Broccoli

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Parsley

Turn the "Blue Box" mac & cheese into something a little better. Great lunch or side dish .

Top Review by Nyteglori

Good way to dress up the old blue box. I added a bit of red pepper to give it some heat. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) box macaroni and cheese mix (Kraft's "Family Size")
  • 12 cup butter
  • 1 14 cups milk (you may want to add a little more later on)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 14 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • salt, if needed, to taste


  1. Boil the macaroni as directed on package; drain.
  2. In the empty pot, melt the butter; add milk, contents of cheese sauce mix packet, cubed cream cheese, paprika and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth and melted.
  3. Add cooked macaroni and thawed chopped broccoli to sauce; gently stir to evenly coat.
  4. If desired, add salt and/or more milk.
  5. Serve.

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