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Even Kids Will Love This Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Even Kids Will Love This Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Broccoli is a great choice for your family. It's packed with essential nutrients. But, kids aren't exactly big on eating it. If you serve plain broccoli as a side dish, chances are your kids will protest. So, if you want to avoid the whining and complaining, you'll have to get creative.

That's where this recipe comes in. This broccoli mac and cheese recipe is so good, your kids will forget they're eating vegetables! We keep the ingredients list simple here, helping your budget stretch as far as it can. With only four ingredients, you could make an argument that this is one of the simplest dinner recipes out there!

This recipe is quick to make, too. What good is a simple ingredients list if you need to spend an hour in the kitchen making the actual dish? With this broccoli mac and cheese recipe, dinner will be served quicker than your kids can wash their hands.

We recommend serving this recipe with a simple side salad. For families with picky eaters, use blue cheese or ranch dressing to give the salad a flavor boost. That should help encourage kids to eat it. By pairing this recipe with a side salad, you'll ensure that your family gets all of the nutrition they need.

Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon


2½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup frozen chopped broccoli
8 ounces processed cheese (Velveeta), cubed
3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Side salad



1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. While macaroni is cooking, cook broccoli in a large saucepan according to package directions until crisp-tender. Drain.

2. Add the cheese, cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted.

3. Drain macaroni, transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with bacon.

4. Serve with a crisp side salad. Makes 4 servings.

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