Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Serves: 5Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni or penne
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  • Boil noodles in a large pot for 6 minutes. Add broccoli and corn kernels and cook for 2 more minutes or until the noodles are al dente. Drain, and reserve ½ cup of cooking liquid. Return noodles and vegetables to the pot.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease medium baking dish using nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix reserved cooking liquid, cottage cheese, mustard, and Tabasco until smooth.
  • Stir cottage-cheese mixture into noodles, broccoli, and corn. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown.

Recipe Information

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni or penne
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  • Boil noodles in a large pot for 6 minutes. Add broccoli and corn kernels and cook for 2 more minutes or until the noodles are al dente. Drain, and reserve ½ cup of cooking liquid. Return noodles and vegetables to the pot.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease medium baking dish using nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix reserved cooking liquid, cottage cheese, mustard, and Tabasco until smooth.
  • Stir cottage-cheese mixture into noodles, broccoli, and corn. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium1030mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Protein23g