Artisanal Mac & Cheese With Broccoli is a sophisticated yet simple twist on classic mac & cheese. Al dente macaroni and broccoli florets are coated in an irresistibly cheesy fontina sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and parmesan and baked until bubbly and golden. This tasty Artisanal Mac & Cheese With Broccoli is perfect for a family weeknight dinner or weekend treat.
This recipe is everything you want from your favorite comfort food—made from scratch, bubbling hot from the oven, full of flavorful cheeses and topped with a layer of crisp breadcrumbs. With broccoli baked right in, you’ve got a delicious all-in-one meal.
The recipe starts by cooking the macaroni and broccoli all in the same pot. We love the GoodCook 5 Qt Stainless Steel Dutch Oven With Lid, which is roomy enough to cook the pasta and broccoli all at the same time. After draining, we used the same pot to make the sauce. A blend of fontina cheese, milk, flour, garlic, salt, dijon, and cayenne pepper was simmered until thick and creamy.
When it comes to baking casseroles and side dishes, we love the GoodCook Ceramic Round 1.5 Qt Baking Dish. It’s what we used for this incredible mac & cheese recipe. The GoodCook Ceramic Baking Dish line is made of durable porcelain with an easy-to-clean enamel glaze, and features an attractive oven to table design.
The cooked macaroni and broccoli are coated in a fontina cheese sauce and topped with panko, more fontina and Parmesan cheese. This all goes in the oven for a 20 minute bake, and comes out with a golden and crispy top. We love that this recipe is quick and easy to make and is full of cheesy flavor.
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Artisanal Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
- 1/2 lb. macaroni noodles
- Salt for cooking water
- 2 crowns of broccoli (about 3/4 lb.), cut into pieces (stems included)
- 2 cups Fontina, grated, 1/2 cup reserved for topping
- 1 cup Parmesan, grated, 1/2 cup reserved for topping
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 cup panko or fresh bread crumbs (optional)
Preheat oven to 450 and move rack to the upper third of the oven.
Cook macaroni al dente, according to package directions. During the final 30 seconds of cooking time add the broccoli florets to the pot. Drain and place in a GoodCook Ceramic Baking Dish.
While the pasta cooks, combine milk, fontina cheese, flour, garlic, salt, dijon, and cayenne in a blender. Pulse, then blend to combine. Pour mixture into empty pasta pot and whisk over medium heat. After a few minutes, when sauce is gently simmering, smooth, and thickened, pour over macaroni and broccoli to the pot. Stir to combine. Top with panko, remaining fontina, and Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the topping is crusty and golden.