Broccoli macaroni cheese

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Macaroni cheese recipe
Macaroni cheese recipe
  • Serves: 4

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    (may need an extra 5 mins)
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This healthier veggie macaroni cheese is lower in fat than traditional macaroni cheese recipes and costs just 78p per portion



  • 300g macaroni pasta
  • 30g flour
  • 30g low-fat margarine
  • 600ml low-fat milk alternative, like soya milk
  • 150g reduced-fat cheddar
  • 30g Parmesan
  • 70g broccoli florets
  • 70g cauliflower florets
  • 40g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 160C/350F/gas 4.
  2. In a medium saucepan add the margarine and melt, remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Return to the heat and gradually add the soya milk until it is all incorporated.
  3. Grate the cheddar cheese and add to the sauce. Heat until the cheese has melted and the sauce has a nice thick smooth consistency. Season to taste.
  4. Meanwhile in a large pan of salted boiling water, cook the macaroni according to the instructions (usually 10-12 mins). When the macaroni is cooked, stir in the sauce along with the cauliflower and broccoli florets. Add mixture to a medium size-baking dish.
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs with the grated Parmesan and the cayenne pepper and sprinkle on top of the dish. Cook for 35-40 mins or until golden brown on top.