Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Ok ok ok..this is technically not “mac” (macaroni) and cheese. It’s RAD (radiatore) and cheese. And it’s RAD AF.broccoli cheddar Mac n cheese

You can use any sturdy noodle here…I chose radiatore because, well,  I found it at a grocery store and thought it was 1) really cool and 2) would hold a creamy cheese sauce well in its little crevices. There’s truly no important reason why I chose this pasta aside from those two factors. I think macaroni, rigatoni mezze, rigatoni, lumache, pumpkin shaped pasta or shells would also go well here.

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This recipe is really straight forward. I like to let the cheese shine and I don’t really season with anything other than salt and pepper. However, if you love to serve up heavily seasoned mac n cheese (power to you) you can 100% add garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, mustard powder and any other seasonings that you like.

5 from 2 Reviews


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4cups broccoli florets
2tbsp diamond kosher salt
4tbsp unsalted butter
1cup diced white onion
2cloves garlic
4tbsp all-purpose flour
4cups whole milk
2oz. room temperature softened cream cheese
5cups shredded sharp cheddar
1/2cup bread crumbs
1lb. pasta of your choice
Freshly cracked black pepper