Macaroni & Cheese Broccoli Bake

Recipe by the80srule
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil about 2 quarts of salted water in a pot, and cook the macaroni for 4 minutes. Add the frozen broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • If you're like me and get absentminded of what's in your freezer and how long it's been in there thus your broccoli is REALLY freezer-burnt, throw it in the pot when you put the macaroni inches Make sure it's a big enough pot.
  • When they're all done cooking, remove and drain the macaroni and broccoli. Put them into a 2.5-quart baking dish, mixing well.
  • Pour the milk into the pot and let it come to a low boil. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • While waiting for the milk to heat up, combine the sour cream, tablespoon of milk, flour, and spices in another bowl to make a paste.
  • Add this paste to the boiled milk, and stir thoroughly.
  • When the mixture becomes thick, add 3/4 cup of cheese and it should melt on impact. Stir again to fully incorporate the cheese.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni and broccoli, blending well. Top evenly with the 1 1/4 cups cheese.
  • For the panko topping, melt the butter in a frying pan or saucepan and toss with the panko flakes until nice and toasty. Put over the cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
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