Weight Watchers Baked Macaroni & Cheese With Broccoli

Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This casserole-like dish hits the spot when you’re in the mood for a hearty pasta recipe. Serve right away for the best flavor and texture. From the WW website, 1 serving = 5 POINTS.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to package directions, adding broccoli to water 3 minutes before pasta will be done; drain pasta and broccoli and return to pot.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add bread crumbs and cook, stirring often, until light golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer crumbs to a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  5. In same saucepan (wipe clean if necessary), whisk together milk and flour until blended; add onion.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and whisk in Cheddar cheese, mustard, salt, pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
  8. Pour over cooked, drained pasta and broccoli; toss to mix and coat.
  9. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle top evenly with bread crumb mixture. Bake until bubbly at edges, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Divide into 8 pieces and serve.
  11. Yields 1 piece per serving.
Most Helpful

3 5

This recipe isn't bad; for someone on WW, it's VERY filling (I used high-fibre pasta to make it even more so) but I found it bland. If I try it again I might add more vegetables, such as chopped red peppers.

4 5

This was real good!! :) The only problem I had (and it's all my fault!) was that I added one cup of pasta ... so I was missing a bit of the sauce. All in all - would make it again as is!! Also added a bit of cheese on top! Thanks for sharing! :)