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Yogurt Cheese & Mac

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Yogurt Cheese & Mac
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 2 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 6 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup yogurt, plain
  • 1/8 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

Serve With

  • 4 medium tangerine (mandarin orange)

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as directed on package. While pasta cooks, add broccoli to a large pot of boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Place a large bowl of ice water beside the boiling broccoli. Once the broccoli has turned bright green, toss it into the bowl to stop any further cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Using a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add flour to hot oil; cook while whisking for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add milk, constantly whisking until smooth.
  • Add salt, pepper, and 3/4 cup cheese; stir together until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the yogurt until smooth once again.
  • Add pasta, 1/4 cup of cheese, and broccoli; mix together. Pour into an 8x8 inch baking dish, then sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until top is golden and cheese has melted.
  • Serve with oranges on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 625mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g