One pot mac ‘n cheese with broccoli is a wonderfully easy weeknight dinner recipe.  Have a healthy, gluten-free meal on the table in under 30 minutes!

One Pot Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli | A quick and easy gluten free dinner recipe for mac 'n cheese. It is made in one pot and loaded with broccoli!
Have you tried making one pot mac ‘n cheese, yet?  Recently I discovered the magic of adding ingredients into one pot and creating a meal in under 30 minutes!  No pile of messy dishes, no more paying attention to multiple pots on the stove… One-pot, no fuss, no muss!

One Pot Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli | A quick and easy gluten free dinner recipe for mac 'n cheese. It is made in one pot and loaded with broccoli!

How do you make One Pot Mac ‘n Cheese?

The thought of making gluten-free mac ‘n cheese in one pot seemed a little overwhelming.  However, finding the right ratio of ingredients is paramount.  The perfect amount of liquid needs to balance the amount of pasta in order to achieve the best results.  This is what I learned:

  • Start your mac ‘n cheese by making a paste of butter, cornstarch and milk.
    • This ensures that you have a thick and creamy sauce at the end.
  • Watch the clock!
    • Make sure you do not overcook your pasta.  As we all know, gluten-free pasta is already rather difficult to cook correctly.  Err on the side of undercooking.  You can always cook it a little more!
  • Lastly, use great cheddar cheese.
    • Most of the flavor in this one-pot mac ‘n cheese comes from the cheddar cheese.  Buy the good kind (you know, the kind that comes in a block!)  Trust me, it will be worth your time.

One Pot Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli | A quick and easy gluten free dinner recipe for mac 'n cheese. It is made in one pot and loaded with broccoli!
With back-to-school activities just around the corner, having this one pot mac ‘n cheese in your recipe arsenal will be a life saver.  Gluten-free pasta does not tend to re-heat too well.  However, if you add a little liquid before re-heating it will turn out much better!

Hope you enjoy this One Pot Mac ‘n Cheese with Broccoli 🙂

One Pot Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli | A quick and easy gluten free dinner recipe for mac 'n cheese. It is made in one pot and loaded with broccoli!

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One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

One pot mac 'n cheese with broccoli is a wonderfully easy weeknight dinner recipe.  Have a healthy, gluten-free meal on the table in under 30 minutes!
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 T. butter
  • ¼ c. cornstarch
  • 1 c. milk almond or soy milk works well, too
  • 2 ½ c. chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ t. salt
  • ½ t. pepper
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • 2 c. broccoli fresh, coarsely chopped
  • 2 c. macaroni pasta
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • In a medium-large pot over medium heat, melt butter and then add cornstarch. Whisk constantly for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add milk, whisking constantly, until a thick paste forms.
  • Add chicken broth ½ cup at a time, whisking between additions. Mix in salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Bring pot ingredients to a boil. Add broccoli and macaroni noodles. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove lid, add cheese, stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 795kcal, Carbohydrates: 111g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 1038mg, Potassium: 813mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1350IU, Vitamin C: 115.8mg, Calcium: 587mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This looks so stinking good… like, might have to be a weekly staple, good. I love that you’ve got the broccoli in there, too! So perfect!

    1. Thanks so much, Karly! The broccoli definitely makes a somewhat “naughty” meal slightly healthy 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!!