Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

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It was a cold, rainy weekend that called for warmer clothes, boots, and comfort food...like this creamy macaroni and cheese with broccoli. I like to add shredded BBQ chicken on top!

Ingredients: 

  • 16 ounces pasta of choice  
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk (I use raw milk) 
  • 4 TB butter  
  • 4 cups grated cheese (I use grassfed cheese and grate it myself. Pre-grated cheese is grainy.)
  • 1 tsp salt  

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions until al dente.  
  2. 2 minutes prior to the pasta being done, add the broccoli to the pasta to cook.  
  3. Drain pasta and broccoli and use the pasta pot to make the cheese sauce.  
  4. Combine all the other ingredients to make creamy cheese sauce. Add pasta and broccoli back to the pot and combine well. Serve immediately.