This Broccoli Mac and Cheese Bread Bowl is a copycat of the menu item at Panera Bread so you can skip the takeout and make it at home
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese in a Bread Bowl

This Mac and Cheese Bread Bowl is a copycat of the menu item at Panera Bread so you can skip the takeout. It's a fabulous way to serve mac and cheese for a satisfying lunch or dinner idea! 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 2 round bread loaves 6-8 inch size
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup frozen broccoli
  • red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Make the bread bowl by slicing off the top with a serrated knife. Remove the insides of the bread with your fingers.
  • In a medium microwaveable bowl, add pasta, water and salt. 
  • Microwave in 2-minute intervals until cooked.
  • Pour in the milk and garlic powder and mix. 
  • Stir in the cheese and thawed broccoli and microwave for 30 seconds or until creamy.
  • Spoon the macaroni and cheese into the bread bowl and top with optional red pepper flakes or desired toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1151mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 472mg | Iron: 1.4mg