Roasted Broccoli and Tomato Mac-and-Cheese

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 306 calories
    • Fat 13 g (4 g saturated fat)
    • Cholesterol 18 mg
    • Sodium 305 mg
    • Protein 15 g
    • Carbohydrate 34 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 256 mg

Heat oven to 425° F. Toss the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes,1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, for 30 seconds, Slowly whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar, vegetables, and pasta.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/2 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  2. Check 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  3. Check 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  4. Check 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. Check Kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 6 ounces pasta shells
  7. Check 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  8. Check 2 cups low-fat milk
  9. Check 4 ounces low-fat Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
  10. Check 2 ounces thinly sliced pepper jack cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Toss the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes,1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, for 30 seconds, Slowly whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar, vegetables, and pasta.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish. Top with the pepper jack and broil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.