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  1. Charred Broccolini Mac and Cheese

Charred Broccolini Mac and Cheese

00:45:00 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

We've given the classic mac and cheese casserole an upscale twist - grilled broccolini is added to creamy mac and cheese for a weeknight winner!

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, spray grill pan with cooking spray; heat on medium-high heat. Add broccolini; drizzle with oil. Cook 4 to 5 min. or until lightly charred, turning after 3 min. Chop broccolini.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add flour and crushed pepper; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in milk; cook 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, Parmesan and broccolini; mix well.
  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Add cheese sauce; mix well. Spoon into 1.5-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.


Substitute halved large broccoli florets for the broccolini.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this creamy one-of-a-kind pasta bake with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.


If you don't have a grill pan, you can cook the broccolini in a heavy skillet instead.


  • 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 40 %DV
Vitamin C 120 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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