Healthy Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

This recipe is 5 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 package pre-cooked chicken strips chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 4oz package light semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs. I used goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk or another low-fat milk
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat cheese shredded
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil spray to medium-low heat.  Add the onion and cook until the onion is translucent. Remove from heat and add the semisoft cheese. Add the chicken and stir until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and Almond Milk. Add to the chicken mixture and stir until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, bring a small pot to a boil for steaming the broccoli. Steam the broccoli until it is crisp, yet cooked.  Stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. Add the cooked macaroni, spinach and broccoli.

Notes

You can substitute low fat cream cheese if you can't find the semi-soft cheese.  Use 4oz of the low fat cream cheese, like you would with the semi-soft cheese.
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Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.1g | Protein: 43.2g | Fat: 33.2g | Saturated Fat: 12.6g | Cholesterol: 141.2mg | Sodium: 355mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 6.2g