Originally posted February 09, 2013

Baked Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms and Baby Broccoli

Baked Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms and Baby Broccoli by alchemisty

easy, relatively fast, more healthful than your basic mac and cheese, but still delivers that comfort-food feeling.


  • 12 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1.5 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 ounces shredded swiss cheese
  • 3 T grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 stalks baby broccoli
  • 6 large white mushrooms
  • 1/2 white onion
  • olive oil
6 servings


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; place in a large bowl.

3. Meanwhile, chop and saute the onion, broccoli and mushrooms in a pan with some olive oil.

4. Toss the vegetable mixture and the pasta together with the three cheeses and some salt and pepper.

5. Spoon mixture into an 9x11-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.

6. Top with 3T grated parmesan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

7. Broil pasta 1 minute or until top browns.

40 minutes



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