Budget Meals: Broccoli Mac & Cheese

August 2022 - Lunch & Dinner

Budget Meals: Broccoli Mac & Cheese

$20 for 4 servings

Embrace the box! Boxed macaroni and cheese is the perfect base and vehicle for many delicious ingredients. Plus, with the variety of mac and cheese available all you need is creativity. Note: this recipe can easily be made gluten-free by swapping out the mac and cheese and crackers for gluten-free options.


  1. Preheat oven to low broil.
  2. Prepare the pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Fill a medium pot with about an inch of water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Put broccoli into a steamer basket and season with salt to taste. Set the steamer basket over the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, 8–10 minutes.
  4. Stir broccoli into the prepared macaroni and transfer to an oven-safe dish.
  5. Mix crackers with shredded cheese. Sprinkle over top.
  6. Broil until cheese is melted, about 5–7 minutes. Serve hot.

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