These Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! They’re delicious, very kid friendly and take only 20 minutes of prep! 

These Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! They’re delicious, very kid friendly and take only 20 minutes of prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

When I made these baked mac and cheese cups back in 2013, they were an immediate hit! The Mr., then boyfriend, and my family and I dove right in because well, who doesn’t love individually portioned mac and cheese? I wanted to recreate these minus that really heavy ingredient list (hello cream cheese!), so welcome these skinny baked broccoli mac and cheese cups!

These Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! They’re delicious, very kid friendly and take only 20 minutes of prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.comFor as long as I could remember, baked mac and cheese was the only mac and cheese I would have. For some reason stovetop mac and cheese never ever resonated with me, but put a plate of baked cheesy mac and I’ll dive right in.

I’ve made so many different versions that I love, and this one is definitely being added to my love list.

These Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! They’re delicious, very kid friendly and take only 20 minutes of prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

These healthy baked broccoli mac and cheese cups are the right portion size, are so cheesy and so good that you will not miss those extra calories. The greek yogurt helps to really lighten it up while keeping it nice and creamy, and the additional broccoli gives it a great, filling and meaty texture.

I tried this with less cheese, and friends, it just wasn’t mac and cheese. So I opted for 1 ¾ cup cheese being the absolute lowest I would go. Definitely worth it, because hot out of the pan the Mr. reached for one and voted these just as great as their high calorie cousin.

Put these on your to-make list, and soon.

These Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! They’re delicious, very kid friendly and take only 20 minutes of prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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Skinny Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Preparation 20 min Cook Time 20 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow pasta
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 3/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups broccoli florets, cooked and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasonings
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package instructions in a salted pot of boiling water, to al dente (slightly undercooked). You can also cook the broccoli while the pasta is cooking, until softened.
  3. Drain the pasta and immediately, in a large bowl add the greek yogurt and cheese until cheese is gooey and melted.
  4. Crack the two eggs into a separate bowl, scrambling them slightly, then adding it to the pasta cheese mixture. Add the milk and stir.
  5. Add seasoning of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion and italian seasoning and continue to mix.
  6. Add Dijon mustard and broccoli.
  7. Divide the mixture among 15 cups of a greased muffin tin (I used one 12 and 3 from the other tin). Stuff into the cups, about 1/4 cup each.

Topping

  1. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, bread crumbs and seasonings. Don't clump but instead mix until it is like lumpy sand. Sprinkle evenly over the macaroni and press down a bit.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and remove from tins. Enjoy! Let cool for at least five minutes before unfolding with a dinner knife around the edges.

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is vegetarian.
  2. TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE.
    Use Gluten Free pasta like this one and breadcrumbs like this one .
  3. You can store these cups in an air-tight tupperware container in the fridge for a few days. Reheat in a toasted oven at 375 degrees until heated through or microwave.

 WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS: 7


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These Skinny Broccoli Mac and Cheese Cups will be love at first bite! So much flavour and tastes just like your favourite baked mac and cheese, just healthier! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

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3 comments

  1. I love that you made this ultimate comfort food in muffin size for easier portion control and of course they are so much cutter mini 🙂

  2. Eeeep these little pasta cups are so darn cute! Not to mention they sound fantastic!

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