Roasted Broccoli and Tomato Mac and Cheese
Tasty, creamy mac and cheese gets a healthy twist when you add roasted tomatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli! Recipe courtesy of Real Simple.
306 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 305mg; protein 15g; carbohydrates 34g; sugars 7g; fiber 3g; iron 2mg; calcium 256mg
Heat oven to 425° F. Toss the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes,1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, for 30 seconds, Slowly whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar, vegetables, and pasta.
Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish. Top with the pepper jack and broil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
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½ head of broccoli, cut into small florets
½ small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
6 ounces pasta shells
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups low-fat milk
4 ounces low-fat Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
2 ounces thinly sliced pepper jack cheese