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Macaroni with Broccoli & Peas
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese

This tasty Broccoli Mac and Cheese makes a delicious side dish or a light dinner full of veggies. Peas are optional but recommended!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 485kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 pound macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese more or less, according to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by mincing some garlic and chopping up some broccoli.
    Your florets can be big or small. Mine was on the bigger side because I felt like not taking the time to chop them smaller. Get the garlic and broccoli into a big skillet and saute in a little olive oil and butter.
  • In the meantime, cook a little pasta. I had this in the fridge from the other night when I made this, but if you don't have pre-cooked macaroni on hand, start boiling some water.
  • Once you have your pasta is all done, toss it into that pan with some frozen peas. I love these little guys!
    Once the peas get heated through, add in the broccoli and grate in some real Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, and pepper. Use as much cheese as you like! As you can see, I used a truckload. Stir this all up and voila!
    Serve it up and that's it! Makes for a great side dish or light vegetarian dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 2mg