Fix Approved Broccoli Mac & Cheese!

oh MY GOSH!!!!!

my cousin sent me this recipe the other day & i was like yeah, okay, add it to the list of "clean comfort foods" to create when i have a "spare moment".... THANK GOD I DECIDED TO FIND A SPARE MOMENT TODAY!

this literally only took me 20 minutes from start to finish & when i tasted it, i said a bad word. it's THAT good.

& let's all press the rewind button and remind you that mac & cheese is my favorite food. like, ever. for my birthday every year, my mom says "what do you want for dinner?" every year, it's homemade mac & cheese. i am so happy that my stomach won't be nearly as angry with that decision from now on!

the ingredients list is SO BASIC & i made mine gluten free, as well.

here you go!

6 cups macaroni pasta (i suggest whole wheat, but i use gluten free pasta!)
4 cups frozen broccoli florets
1/13 cup monteray jack cheese
11/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese
*note for the cheese, i used this mac & cheese blend i found at the grocery store that was clearly labeled "gluten free" so made me feel safe ha! but you can really chose any of your favorite cheeses & find the perfect taste for you! 
13/4 cup cauliflower puree
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
*directions for puree also included! 

*for the cauliflower puree
1. steam approximately 4 cups of cauliflower either on the stove or in the microwave (i used the microwave- put a couple tablespoons of water in a microwavable lidded dish & add cauliflower chunks. heat for 5-7 minutes)
2. add steamed cauliflower & chicken stock into your blender & blend until a puree! (should be a cream-like texture!)

*for Mac & Cheese
1. cook pasta, drain, & place in sauce pan on lowest heat
2. cook frozen broccoli according to directions (i boiled mine on the stove)
3. add cheese, broccoli, & cauliflower puree to sauce pan with cooked pasta
4. mix thoroughly & salt to taste


this makes about 8 servings!

if you're following the fix, your containers for this would be:
1 1/2 yellow, 1 blue, 1/2 green


share this recipe & let me know what you think!


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