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Live Well Alabama recipe, Power Mac and Cheese. Broccoli added.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking delicious Power Mac and Cheese. Feed the family with this healthy comfort food. For a grab-and-go snack, have cut-up broccoli in the fridge.


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • Milk, 2 cups
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, 2 cups
  • Broccoli, cooked and chopped in small pieces, 2 cups


Cook macaroni, following instructions on the package. Drain cooked macaroni and return to pan. While macaroni is still warm, sprinkle flour and stir thoroughly. Over medium heat, slowly stir milk into macaroni. Add cheese. Stir over medium heat until milk and cheese thicken into a creamy sauce, approximately 7-10 minutes. Stir in broccoli; heat thoroughly.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

More Information

Download a PDF of the Power Mac and Cheese recipe.

Live Well Alabama has additional recipes that can be found on the Alabama Extension website.


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