Mac and Cheese is for grown-ups too, and here’s proof. We teamed up with Buzzfeed’s Seth Brundle to help us make the dish three ways, using boxed Mac and Cheese as the base. He went above and beyond, giving us Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Mac, Creamy Crab Mac and Roasted Broccoli Mac recipes. So, grab some of those noodles in the back of your pantry and get cooking with us.
Work Time: 35 Minutes
Hang Time: 15 Minutes
For Your Mac and Cheese Base:
- ½ stick of unsalted butter
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups of milk (room temperature)
- Kosher salt
- Granulated garlic
- Onion powder
- 2 boxes of Mac and Cheese
For Your Roasted Broccoli Mac:
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Herbes de Provence
- ¼ tsp mustard powder
- Olive oil
Preheat oven to 425ºF.
Place broccoli on your Baking Sheet. Toss in olive oil and Herbes de Provence (note: the cheese sauce already has enough salt; no need to add additional).
Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Remove and turn broccoli florets and continue roasting in the oven for another 10 minutes.
While your broccoli roasts, add noodles to a Big Pot of boiling water and cook according to box instructions. Drain in a colander and set aside.
Melt butter on medium heat in your Small Pot. Add flour and begin stirring constantly until the mixture forms a paste-like consistency and starts to bubble (about 2 minutes).
Add milk and continue stirring, making sure there are no lumps. Increase heat to a boil and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cheese powder. Continue stirring. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Turn heat off, stirring occasionally.
Add cheese, chopped broccoli, mustard powder, and cooked noodles to cheese sauce. Fold gentle until everything is evenly mixed.
Pour into four 10oz ramekins. Sprinkle extra cheese on the top and bake for 15 minutes or until the top is crispy. Remove and enjoy!
To see Chef Seth whip up Mac and Cheese three ways, watch his video here.
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