Barilla PLUS Elbows and Broccoli Bake


Barilla PLUS Elbows and Broccoli Bake

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For a healthier update on the classic macaroni and cheese, make this recipe for Barilla PLUS Elbows and Broccoli Bake from Barilla Pasta. With whole grain noodles and broccoli, this easy pasta recipe is far healthier than most other kid friendly dishes.


This recipe comes courtesy of Barilla.

Serves4 to 6

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 1 box Barilla Plus® Elbows
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 3/4 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated then divided
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Cook PLUS Elbows for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and continue cooking 2 additional minutes.
  4. Drain and mix together, Elbows, broccoli, 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, milk, 3/4 cup of Parmigiano cheese, onion, eggs and seasonings in a large bowl.
  5. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining Parmigiano and mozzarella cheeses.Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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