Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Carrots Recipe

Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Carrots – skillet Mac and Cheese loaded with healthy broccoli and carrots. Even the pickiest eaters like it.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 317 kcal


  • 2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni


  • 1 1/2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1-3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Minced Onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded sharp 2% milk cheddar cheese (7 ounces)
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook the macaroni per the package directions.
  2. Dissolve the chicken bouillon cubes in boiling water; set aside. On medium to low heat, add milk in an oven-safe skillet, follow by Argo® Corn Starch. Stir well. Add the dissolved bouillon cubes, onion, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the cheese until melted. Add the cooked pasta, broccoli and carrots. Stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned and bubbly. Remove from the oven, top with parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Carrots Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 4765IU95%
Vitamin C 22.4mg27%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.