Homemade Mac & Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Homemade Mach & Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
Author: Jodi Stevens
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Serves: 10
  • [b]Mac & Cheese Ingredients[/b]
  • 1 ¼ lbs. uncooked elbow macaroni
  • ½ lb. of chopped broccoli
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast
  • 5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 7 ½ cups of milk
  • 1 cup and 2 tbsp. of butter
  • [b]Topping Ingredients[/b]
  • 2 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup and 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of bread crumbs
  • Paprika to taste
  1. Cook the macaroni as directed on the package.
  2. Cube and fully cook the chicken breasts
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Grab a large saucepan and melt your butter from the first set of ingredients over medium heat.
  5. Slowly add in your milk, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in your cheeses and keep at low heat until all cheese is melted and has thickened.
  7. Add chicken and broccoli to the cheese mixture.
  8. Place cooked macaroni in a large casserole dish and pour your cheese mixture over it.
  9. Stir to ensure the cheese is evenly spread throughout the macaroni.
  10. Grab your butter from the second set of ingredients and melt over medium heat.
  11. Combine breadcrumbs to butter and brown.
  12. Spread over the macaroni & cheese mixture.
  13. Top with Paprika.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.


Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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