Macaroni and Cheese Primavera Recipe

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This ultimate comfort food gets a contemporary twist with the addition of vegetables, herbs such as sage and rosemary, and a topping of panko bread crumbs and Asiago cheese.
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Sage, Rubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Rosemary Leaves
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
45 mins
1. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta, adding broccoli during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking. Rinse under cold water; drain well.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and spices. Cook and stir 1 minute or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses until melted and smooth. Add macaroni, broccoli and tomatoes; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and Asiago cheese. Sprinkle evenly over top.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 275 Calories
Fat: 15 Grams
Protein: 13 Grams
Cholesterol: 50 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 22 Grams
Sodium: 445 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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