Clean eating broccoli and white bean mac n cheese

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Made this last night and I like the addition of Broccoli as it makes if seem healthier. My 14 year old daughter the Mac and Cheese expert loved it also. I did not cook the broccoli the entire time with the macaroni although I added it half way thru so it wasn't overcooked. I added shrimp to make it a one dish meal, and it was delicious! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, because that's what I had, and couldn't tell the difference. I made this last night, using a bag of frozen broccoli florets. I just tossed them in with the pasta like the recipe says to do with fresh.

Worked fine. My husband, who is not a big fan of mac and cheese, really liked this dish! Apparently the super cheesy over-the-top heavy creaminess of most mac and cheese is not appealing to him, but he asked for seconds of this lighter version! I was shocked. Nice job! I lost 50 pounds using WW Online last year, and discovered your site through recommendations of other users. Now that my husband is using MyFitnessPal to lose a few pounds, and I'm tracking with it maintain, your site is my go-to resource for recipes.

My kids love your food too! My 15 year old daughter already plans to use your website as her resource after she moves out and is cooking for herself! Thanks so much for all you do, and I can't wait to buy your cookbook. I feel like I owe it to you for what I've already gotten from you! How long would you bake this from a frozen state.

Also how long will it stay good in the freezer? I chose this as the first recipe from your site to make. I look forward to trying more of your recipes; thanks so much for making this site! I am really thankful to you. Personal Chef Long Island. Is one cup 8 ounces??? Sorry, I am somewhat inexperienced with pasta…how many cups of dry macaroni is 12 oz? Looks delicious! I have not eaten Mac-n-Cheese in years. I was looking for a meatless meal, but…..

Wasn't sure I would like the addition of the Broccoli…. This is so yummy!!!!! TY for helping me continue to stay on track and feel satisfied with my meals. Did I see mention of a cookbook????? You rock Gina. I made this last night. That added crunch really makes it. I appreciate all the real ingredients you use. Thanks for all that you do! Just made this tonight, SO tasty!! I made it with quinoa pasta and it rocked. Thanks for all the great recipes!! Made this a few nights ago exactly like the recipe and making it again tonight without the toppings and I added spinach to it. Sooo yummy! I just made this tonight and just like your husband, mine didn't even mind the broccoli!

Just made this with Wild Mushrooms added and Spinach instead of broc! It's amazing and yummy! I wouldn't think macaroni and cheese could sound any more delicious than it already does, but the addition of broccoli my family's fave green veggie tops it! Gina: I love all of your recipes, they are the best WW recipes I have tried. I made your apple scones this weekend and have your mac and cheese in the oven. I'm planning to make your carmelized onion and red pepper fritatta this week and the quinoa salad. Your recipes are helping me stay on track with WW and eat yummy things.

I used unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk in this recipe and it brought the points plus value down to 7. I was wondering…12 ounces of uncooked pasta is equal to how many cups of uncooked pasta? Thank you for this recipe! I've always thought about making macaroni with white sauce, but didn't know what to start! I adjusted it a bit, according to what I had in my pantry, and it turned out great! Thank you for the inspiration! I had purchased everything I needed a while ago for this dish, except the broccoli, and just made it last night.

Once again, another keeper. The only thing I might do differently is maybe make the portions a little smaller so I can have some type of meat with this, maybe a petite mini Turkey Meatloaf?? Thanks Gina!! Looks fantastic! Great photos, too.

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Hi Gina, I love your recipes! I decided about a year ago after college that I need to start actually cooking. I quickly found your blog and it got me from jarred marinara spaghetti to making real meals every night! I just have one question, which may seem silly but I am new to cooking, how big are your serving sizes? I am trying to track my food intake, and I have been assuming it's a cup.. Oh YUM!!! Who doesn't love mac 'n cheese??!!?? And incorporating the broccoli just makes it even better!! I also like the idea that this recipe could easily be made for a meatless Monday!!

Made this last night and it turned out really tasty. I haven't always had the best luck with the reduced fat cheese, but shredding into the hot white sauce melted it nicely. I added a little dry mustard to bring out the cheese flavor a little more. I will definitely make it again. I love broccoli, and I love Macaroni. This is a 'win, win' meal! Claire x www. Gina: I just recently came across your site and just love your recipes. My husband was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol so I have been cooking low fat meals and have followed many of your recipes.

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Is there any way you could include the cholesterol count in your calorie counts? Gina — do you have any suggestions on sneaking in veggies to this, or any other recipe? I notice you have a munchkin and I'm desperate. My 4 year old won't eat anything that he thinks might have a vegetable in it. He won't even taste it. What about chopping cauliflower real small, you won't notice it because of the color, where the broccoli is easier to detect. Made this last night!!! My friend and roomie and I devoured a good portion after yoga, and there are plenty of leftovers for lunches for us!!

Made it this week! Very good! I actually added chicken and 2 left over pieces of cooked bacon that I had leftover in the fridge. I love that it is an easy recipe to make your own or leave as is. I don't eat much meat anymore, but even I thought that some chicken would be a nice addition! Provolone might work for you! It's cheesy enough but not overpowering—and one of my favorites! Thanks for posting this! I made it tonight and both my boyfriend and I loved it!!

Just got back from a freezing day skiing…. Oh my goodness, so delicious….. Gina, I use your recipes every week! I make my grocery list according to YOUR recipes! Thank you so much for making tasty and healthy foods! Any chance I could prepare this ahead of time, then cook it in the oven a few hours later?

Or would the noodles get mushy? Absolutely delicious. Do you think I could swap rice instead of pasta and get the same results? Kinda like a Broccoli Au Gratin thing? Great recipe! I'm vegetarian and used veg broth and turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing! I never cook, but in the spirit of just getting married I am trying to start…this was my first experiment and my husband LOVED it! Very easy recipe to follow for someone with no cooking experience. Thank you!! Tastes great! I just made this tonight and I am in love! I couldn't believe an entire cup is only calories.

I was stuffed after I finished one serving.

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I cooked mine in a large casserole dish, and then sectioned them into 8 pieces. I measured one piece to make sure it was indeed 1 cup, and then put all the pieces in plastic bowls with plastic wrap over top. I'm so excited to eat this for dinner for the next few days. Portioning it out in easy-to-heat bowls makes it easy.

Thanks for much for this amazing recipe! My 21 year old son stopped by while it was baking. He wanted to taste it and then ended up taking all the leftovers home with him. We all loved it. I want to make this next week but I was wondering how large is each portion? Would you say it is filling enough for a meal by itself? Brittany — I just made this tonight and I would definitely say it's filling for one meal! Each serving is 1 cup, which doesn't seem like much on paper, but when you measure it out it looks like a good amount.

After I finished it I was stuffed! My kids are not big eaters. Age 5 and 8, they eat a few bites of most things and are done. If it's green, I'm lucky if there is 1 bite taken. I made this tonight and my 8 year old asked for 3 helpings, and ate every bit of broccoli. Gina, you are a genius and have changed the way my family eats. We are so grateful to you. OOooh We just made this but added a couple avacados and some halved cherry tomatoes! SOOO good!!! I recently started dieting again, and to see this low calorie comfort food Macaroni and Cheese that I could also hide a vegetable in?

Definitely a recipe I will do again! I've had this on my list for a while, and finally actually made it! It was so delicious! I made it gluten free, which was shockingly easy. I used corn pasta, quinoa flour, and GF bread crumbs, all in the listed amounts without any problem. The sauce took a bit longer to thicken up, but it did thicken perfectly in the end. I hadn't used corn pasta before, and I don't think I will again.

I didn't particularly like the flavour. I love this recipe! So quick, so easy, so yummy! Try Tinkyada brand pastas, they're gluten free and awesome. You can find it at Whole Foods or even Kroger. Just had to post to let you know I made this for the first time several months ago and since then, it's become a regular in our rotation. In fact, we're having it tonight! Thank you Gina!! Totally amazing recipe. Even my son who is autistic who will not eat vegetables, ate it and more. I am also making it a second time this week as my kids have asked for it again.

Thanks so much and a brilliant WW meal!!! This was so good! I've made it twice now…think it will be a weekly meal, thanks! I love mac and cheese and broccoli, but this seems like a recipe for radically overcooked broccoli. I'd rather bake the mac and cheese and serve the broccoli lightly steamed or blanched on the side, possibly stirred into the mac and cheese. This Mac n cheese was awesome, Mac n cheese is my favorite foodnand I have been looking for a low pp version. I just discovered your website last week and used it to make my grocery list so far I have tried the meatloaf cupcakes, chicken marinade and this Mac n cheese.

Everyone in the family has loved it! Thanks so much for a great website. Wow this looks delicious!! Another great alternative to using breadcrumbs is smashed almonds or any other nut for that matter. You can hardly tell that it's not bread! This was so amazing. I just made it for lunch and my family really enjoyed it. The only difference with mine was that I added 1 cup of chopped mushrooms. This is the fourth or fifth time I have made this dish, and I must say that it never disappoints! I love it and my kids gobble it right up, forgetting they are eating veggies and fiber pasta.

I just made this last night and my boyfriend flipped! An instant hit and on our list of meals to make regularly now. I made this last night with the mexican cheese blend and loved it! I also added some cajun seasoning to spice it up since I didn't make it salty enough. I just plopped it on top of a bed of spinach so that I wouldn't over eat. We all loved this one! I used a frozen broccoli and carrot blend and whole grain shells as that's what I had in the pantry. Will definitely be making this again! I made this the other day and it was SOOO good! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

This was just okay. Made it as posted minus the onions, not a fan of onion crunch. It was fairly bland and not very cheesy. I think next time I will add some garlic and dry mustard. Though it was nice to try something different. I used garlic salt instead of table salt and added a pinch of red pepper.

We all thought it was delicious! How far in advance can I make this? Will it hold up If I make it on a Friday but not serve it until Sunday? Came out perfectly. So creamy and cheesy, you would never guess it was WW friendly! I think they would be great additions! This is one of the BEST mac n cheese recipes i have ever tried!! Definitely going to be a staple in our house!! Made this for the second time today, raves from the six year old, he had seconds, and I'm looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow! I can't wait to make this recipe! It will be on my table tomorrow evening.

And I guaranty my husband won't realize just how healthy it is. I love love love your site. Just made this tonight. Thanks for the awesome dinner idea. Made this dish tonite and it was delicious, Hubby doesn't like brocolli so I just put it in half of the dish, he actually had two servings. Pretty good for WW and very filling. Doesn't taste like WW so hope I lose this week. My 18 month old gobbled this up!!!!

So thankful I can sneak broccoli in now: I'm definitely not buying boxed mac and cheese ever again!!! Thanks Gina, Jessica B. In place of broth, I reserved a cup of the starch water from the macaroni and broccoli before I drained the pot. Its a trick many of us Italians use to thicken sauces! Hi Gina, is it 8 oz or 2 cups of shredded cheese?

I love Mac and cheese and would love to make this. I made this the other night and added about 10 oz. Didn't add to many points and made it a full meal. I have yet to make a recipe from this site that is bad! First bite and kiddo said it was really good. Love your site. Everything I've made is awesome. So many more recipes I want to make. Even if not on a diet, these recipes are fantastic and healthy. I actually enjoy cooking lowfat again. I made this for lunch today and it will be my lunch for the rest of the week — I added 4 servings of ham to it, so half a serving per 1 cup. It was so good.

This looks awesome! Do you have a good suggestion as to what would pair up well for a main dish? Or is it maybe possible to add in a meat? Gina, I made this last night as I just started on WW a few days ago and your site gives me soooo much inspiration! I used whole wheat penne instead of elbows, and whole wheat flour. I didn't have light butter but I used a little less regular and the chicken stock mixing with it made it easy.

Thanks so much for your great recipes! I didn't have any elbow pasta, so I used Garden delight rotini. Not enough broccoli, so I added some green pepper to the sauce. Grated a little parmesan on the top because I didn't have breadcrumbs… You get the picture, I'm sure. I have a feeling I'm going to start a love affair with this dish…just as soon as it comes out of the oven. Love this reecipe, it is one of my standards. My only issue is if you follow it, the broccoli gets kind of overcooked so I don't steam it before adding it to the cheese mixture.

Stays greener that way. I just made this tonight and I love it. My husband was not so crazy about it, but he is just coming off of eating a lot of fattening junk foods, so I think his taste buds are going into shock! I thought this was so flavorful. Wonderful meal. I can't wait to try your other recipes. They look great. Firstly I have to say that I love your site. I have tried lots of your recipes and they have all worked out perfectly.

It's so rare to find tasty low fat recipes that truly are tasty. My husband has loved them too — which is such a bonus because often I have to add fat to things to satisfy him, or end up making two meals. Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you put into them. OMG I love this macaroni — it's my fav and my husband loves it. There's something so wonderful about brocilli in cheese sauce.

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I used a low fat cheese called cantenar. It was recommended by a cheese monger and it was really delicious and the sauce was really velvety. If you have a good cheese monger or shop near by i'd definitely recommend trying it. It is lower fat than standard pre packed low fat cheese so it's a win win! I did add a small dollop of dijon mustard to the mix right before I put it in the pan. I will definitely make this again! Had this tonight, it was fantastic. My husband is incredibly picky as to what we have for dinner and he had two helpings.

This is the second or third? Another HUGE hit with the family. There is something truly heart warming about the hubs and kids going back for seconds of dish packed with goodness! Thank you for coming up with this one! It was a big hit here. My son, who is a mac and cheese expert approved, and my husband, who is not a mac and cheese fan, did too.

I used 10 oz. Next time, I think I'll use Cabot cheddar instead of Sargento. My husband particularly liked the penne and broccoli, and the crunch from the time under the broiler. Just made this tonight, with cauliflower added in too — so good! The sauce was perfect. I just made this for dinner and it was delish. My husband even had seconds. Thanks for another great tasting recipe. I made this dish a couple of nights ago. The entire family loved it and even enjoyed left overs the next day.

I'm new to this site and have enjoyed the few recipes that I've tried so far. Thank you, your site is making it easier to keep on track with my weight watchers. This recipe is nothing short of delicious! I am a huge broccoli fan and love finding new ways to add it to recipes. My boyfriend LOVED this dish too- so much that he wanted seconds but couldn't because the 1 cup portion filled him up!

I followed your recipe exactly tonight and it was good, but I still felt like it was missing a little something. I sprinkled a little extra salt on my portion, but I think next time I'll add ground mustard as I usually do to my mac and cheese recipes. Loved the added broccoli though and even my youngest who isn't a fan of mac and cheese ate it without complaint. I served it with a simple spinach salad and balsamic vinaigrette to round out the meal.

When my vegetarian hubby gets home from work he will enjoy digging into this one too! I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch this week! Just made this with almond milk instead of skim milk and it was amazing!! You didn't even know the difference and it is less calories- this is a must to make!!

I made this 2 weeks ago and used homemade bread crumbs.

This dish was excellent. My only add was freshly ground nutmeg. Warms up the flavors a bit. My daughter and I made this last Sunday and froze the leftovers in portions. It's better than the more fattening original! Thanks so much for helping these foodies stay on track! This is delicious! I made another version of this that you posted with spinach which I liked, but I really love it with the broccoli!

I'm not on WW, but I really like to and try to eat fairly healthy and you make it so easy. I just made this a few nights ago and we're still snacking on it! I didn't have sharp cheddar, just medium, so I added extra parm. It definitely needs the sharp cheddar to really add a kick! I added a pinch of red pepper flakes and some random seasonings to give it the kick I couldn't with the cheese and it made it quite good!

I was thinking of trying a bit of garlic next time as well — any thoughts? I'm thinking about throwing some chicken in with this dish to beef it up a bit. How many chicken breasts would anyone suggest be the right amount using the same portions as in the recipe? I just love your food. Thanks again everyone. Hi Gina Love your site!! One question… You state 8 oz of Cheese, but then it states 2 cups. Is this correct? Thank you for your recipes. I've made several other things on your site and they've all been great but this one was perfect!

I made this the other night. The only change I made was adding some jarred chopped hot peppers to spice it up. Thank you so much for this website. I'm on WW and have lost 25 lbs so far. You have saved my life…Geri. I am making this tonight and can't wait! I love mac and cheese and this looks like a reasonable alternative. I am going to add some shredded chicken to mine when I make it so it's more like a complete meal all in one gotta love one dish meals.

I am anxious to see how my family likes it! They loved the simple pasta and broccoli. I'm sure this will be even better! I also added about a table spoon of dijon mustard. Another amazing recipe! Thank you so much for all you do…I adore your site! I had a lot of ripe tomatoes lying around so I sliced some up and layered them on the top under the breadcrumbs. I just want to say that you have an awesome site for all — and especially those of us watching our weight for many reasons! Thank you for all you do! I made this, and I am going against the grain here.

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It was bland and awful. I don't usually follow recipes much, but I followed this one to a T. What a drag. I was looking forward to it because of the reviews. I'll stick to my own high protein low fat mac n cheese… Was worth a try, though. I made this tonight for husband and myself. I am planning on making it for his family that is coming into town this weekend. I made this with escarole we have a CSA share and have to find creative ways to get rid of unusual greens and it was delicious! I cut out the stems and the leaves wilted nicely.

I made this the day after you posted it and thought it was delicious. I made a few modifications due to supplies on hand — half mexican blend, half lo-fat medium cheddar. I would definitely use a sharp cheddar next time. I also used the smart pasta penne noodles again, supplies on hand! The cheese sauce really stuck to the grooves in the pasta. I just made this in a half batch because there is only me in the house and I could have easily eaten the whole thing. Thanks for such a great recipe! Gina-I made this this evening for my husband and I. I went back and forth between the spinach version of this version and figured he'd like the broccoli better.

Live and learn! Made this today as I was looking for some added comfort. Turned out great and will be making it again. Thanks for all you do. Love your site and recommend it often! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I would imagine this would freeze ok before you bake it with the crumbs. Then add the crumbs when you ate ready to bake. Hi Gina, does this freeze well before or after baking? Its delicious but too much for my family…even with leftovers! Loved this one. I didn't have regular butter, so I just subbed a tsp of olive oil with the light butter and it worked great.

I didn't even bake it left off breadcrumbs , just mixed it on the stove top and let it sit a little longer and it turned out wonderful. Any chance I can use white whole wheat all-purpose flour for this? Totally forgot to buy more white flour and want to make this tonight! I've done it many times and it's tastes yummy. This looks so delicious! Next time my friends and I have a cooking and baking day at one of our off-campus friend's houses, we will definitely be making this!! I made this for my son who is super duper skinny, so I wasn't exactly going for low fat, but I was going for vegetarian.

I used soy milk, veggie broth, penne pasta instead of elbows, a bit of garlic powder, dry mustard, and a blend of cheese ends that I happened to have had on hand: fontinella, asagio, white cheddar, sharp cheddar and havarti. It came out delicious. My son is working on this third bowl right now. Just made this fabulous dish for dinner tonight! This would also be delish combined with left-over ham or chicken.

Just be sure to use plain, not vanilla, and preferably unsweetened. Dani- wow, that is awesome!!!! I am so happy I was able to help you stay on track but you did all the work so you must feel very proud!! As far as swapping out the milk for non-dairy… I'm not sure how it would taste as I haven't tried it. Although the cheese is dairy so I'm not sure why you would swap it. Perhaps you are sensitive to milk but not cheese? Looks fabulous. I would use either no-chicken broth or veggie broth as we are all vegetarians at my house.

How do you think this would be with a non-dairy milk? I'll be making this one often!!! GREAT meatless dish!!!!! Lovely recipe! Just mix the flour and milk together before adding it to the pan. I find the fat and flavors from the cheeses give the sauce more than enough to make it yummy. Not that 2 T butter is a lot, but saving 2 T is 2 T. I have a mountain of broccoli that needs to get used up this week. This looks like a great idea. Another wonderful recipe Gina! Gina, I had to drop you a note to let you know how much you have helped me in the last 18 months.

On Tuesday I reached my goal weight at WW. Eighteen months and pounds. Your site has really helped me and, to be honest, it's been pretty easy to stay on plan with your help. One of the big keys to my success has been menu planning, I do a 2 weeks plan at a time. I'd say percent of my dinners are from your site. Your food is family friendly and easy to make, and most importantly, it's delicious. I even love having leftovers something I never did before. You have helped me realize that eating healthy doesn't mean living on salads.

So thank you so much Gina, you have truly made a huge difference in my life and the lives of my family. Keep up the great work! I have seen precious ….. I'm seriously obsessed with your website! I have loved everything I've tried. I told everyone at my W. Thanks for all your hard work. I was just talking to my husband about wanting some Mac and Cheese and kept noticing how dry mustard is in most recipes but yet not in yours! I love how this recipe added broccoli. You must have read my mind!

I just asked my partner to make mac n cheese for us this week and maybe throw in some broccoli too. We will definitely be making this soon!! Why couldn't you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth? That would make it vegetarian. I prefer the taste of chicken broth, but if you're vegetarian you can certainly use veggie broth. I am going to make this tonight! Question — if I have panko bread crumbs, how should I make them "seasoned"? A few shakes of Italian seasoning?

Maybe some garlic powder? Can't wait to try it! I love that you mixed in the broccoli here — it is one vegetable that my kids will always eat — and of course they always love mac and cheese. Yum — definitely going to add this to the meal plan next week! I have a head of escarole, do you think that would work also if I cut out the stems? I've done your other mac and cheese with swiss chard and that was yummy. I'm so happy I found your blog!! I already made your whole wheat pancakes this weekend and they were delicious and easy to make. I am here to say this is perfect; I made something very similar the other day and we loved it.

My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control everything in moderation! You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. Get new post updates: via rss via email. Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese.

Jump to Recipe. Did you make this recipe? Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese 8. Prep Time: 10 mins. Cook Time: 25 mins. Total Time: 35 mins. Yield: 8. This easy, homemade, baked mac and cheese recipe adds broccoli to the mix, a great way to sneak veggies in a kid's favorite dish! It's also lightened up, so less calories than traditional mac and cheese. Instructions Cook pasta and broccoli together in a large pot of salted water, according to package directions for al dente or slightly under cook 2 minutes.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. In a large, heavy skillet, melt butter. Add onion and cook over low heat about 2 minutes, add flour and cook another minute, or until the flour is golden and well combined. Add milk and chicken broth and whisk, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil; cook about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes smooth and thick.

Season with salt and pepper. Once the sauce is thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and broccoli and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray on top. Bake for minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden. Freestyle Points: 8. Get new free recipes and exclusive content delivered right to your inbox:.

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LeslieGailis — March 9, am Reply. Erin — February 24, pm Reply. What type of onion is best for this dish? Or does it even matter? I use onion power and it works great. I think you could use any onion your family likes. Erin — February 19, pm Reply. Please add this info to your recipe. Gina — February 19, pm Reply. Meg B — February 10, pm Reply. I made this today but I made it with chick pea pasta! It was amazing! Do you think they would work? I would think so! Just peel them and boil until fork tender, drain, and blend them with everything else.

You are such a great help, Katie! Our son is dealing with some food allergies and we have to steer clear of nuts and soy until further testing. Thank you! So fast, so easy, SO making this again! May I ask what were your variations? Any suggestions? Nina I am yet to try it but I plan on substituting the beans for soaked macadamias!! And I have all of these ingredients already at home! Vegetarians abuse, torture, mutilate, intentionally kill mother animals and their babies like flesh eaters. Holy Cheese Sauce! This was wicked good! I had everything on hand — it was quick, easy, and oh so delish!

The only bad part was I almost ate all of the sauce before the pasta was ready. My tip, cook the pasta first so that dilemma is solved! Katie, you rock!! I made this with a little bit of smoked paprika and oh my god it was SO good. One quick question though, would it be the same if I used a food processor instead of a blender?

I just made your cheese sauce for my brown rice pasta. I had extra sauce,,, steamed some broccoli… What a great fast meal. Loved it! I literally squealed out loud and my husband said, "You act like she's a real friend of yours". I got put on a restrictive diet that has no gluten, dairy, or tomato…. This was creamy and smoky and wonderful!

I love your recipes, adore your site. Except that annoying popup that keeps wanting me to sign up to receive your recipes. I already signed up several years ago. So, I do have a question. Do you cook beans from dry? And lentils? Everytime I make one of your recipes, I have to look up how much dry it is to make the amount requested in the recipe.

It would be so helpful if that was included right there in the recipe! I do love your site. Thank you so much for these recipes. They help us all eat healthier. Including desserts! Tried this tonite.. I added a little prepared mustard and a little ancho chili powder.. This was great! I used pinto beans since that was what I had on hand, along with the nutritional yeast option, olive oil, and unsweetened coconut milk beverage. I did add a bit more salt and garlic powder. We had this mixed in with rice pasta, and topped with a little ketchup.

Both my kids gobbled up two helpings, and I thought it was excellent too! My kids are used to having real cheese on their macaroni, but I am trying to reduce our intake of milk fat. They had no idea there was no actual cheese in here! Finally mac and cheese will be back in the dinner rotation! I used Silk cashew milk and Daiya pepperjack cheese. So yummy! Its so easy to make, I used nutritional yeast and left out the vinegar, and its was so good! Super quick. Easy to clean up. I blended up the cheese while the pasta was cooking, and the timing worked out pretty well. The dish looks AMAZING, and the consistency is pretty on point in my opinion, only thing I would suggest is throwing some broccoli or if you eat meat hot dogs or something just to give it a bit more flavor.

I hate to be the one party pooper here but I thought this was really gross. Very disappointing. Tasteless and bland, but somehow with a gross aftertaste. NOT mac and cheese, not even close. Not a fan. I was quite disappointed, as I have tried other great recipes from this blog! Sounds like your can of beans was rancid? God love you Katie!! How do you make it taste less like beans and more like cheese?

High Protein Broccoli White Bean Mac and Cheese

I added more cheese than it said already. If you taste the beans, did you drain and rinse them well enough? I tried this recipe but unfortunately it has that fake taste of the daiya cheese. It still taste like beans. Salty somewhat tasty runny beans. But still beans. Sorry, I appreciate your recipe. Maybe someone can add some modifiers? Made this tonight with half nooch half daiya added some miso too, topped with panko. Love that the base is beans! I made this with Nutritional Yeast and Great Northern beans. My results were disappointing, to say the least.

The sauce came out a disgusting mustard yellow color and tasted almost as bad as it looked. I gave this recipe three stars for potential—just make sure that you use the vegan cheese option if you choose to make it and skip the nutritional yeast.

Norma's Healthy Broccoli & White Bean Mac & Cheese Recipe | Just A Pinch

This was flat out delicious!! Loved it, AND so incredibly easy to make! This is really good. I mixed this sauce with some pasta and broccoli, transferred to an oven dish and sprinkled with breadcrumbs, and baked for about 20 mins. It was incredible! Thanks Katie. Thats NOT vegan. Katie is a vegan. Can you use both? Thank you. I made this with chickpeas and it was pretty dang good! I was looking for a non-nut based cheesy sauce.

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