Rachel's Simple & Flavorful Garden Mac N Cheese

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • MACARONI BASE
  • 1
    cup macaroni (uncooked! To yield about 2 cups cooked macaroni)
  • 2
    cups cheddar cheese, shredded (divided)
  • VEGGIES N FIXINS
  • 1
    small tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1
    tablespoon chopped onion
  • 12
    cup chopped broccoli (about 8-10 broccoli florets)
  • 12
    teaspoon minced garlic (that liquidy stuff I like to use in place of cloves)
  • 12
    teaspoon basil
  • 2
    tablespoons cilantro, shredded (divided)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Divide the cheese into 1.5 cup and 1/2 cup portions, divide the cilantro into 1 tbsp portions.
  • Cook the macaroni al dente in salted water, and put into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all the veggies and fixings together in a small bowl, add to the macaroni.
  • In a 1.5 quart casserole dish, layer the macaroni mix and 1.5 cups of cheese to the top. Pour in the half-and-half.
  • Top with the remaining cheese and cilantro and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350°F.
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