Baked Veggie Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:
12 ounce Elbow Macaroni Pasta (we used whole wheat)
1 1/2 tbsp butter
medium white onion chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups skim milk
1 cup fat free chicken broth (you could use vegetable broth too)
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredder is easier)
8 ounce frozen broccoli florets
8 ounce frozen cauliflower florets 
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

 Directions:

1.  Preheat over to 375 degrees.  Spray large baking casserole dish wit cooking spray.
2.  Cook pasta, broccoli and cauliflower together in large pot of boil water.  Follow directions on pasta box.  Al dente.
3.  In a skillet, melt the butter.  Once melted add the onion.  Let the onion cook until translucent.
4.  Add flour to the onion mixture.  Cook until flour is golden. 
5.  Add milk and broth.  Mix well - heat at medium to high and wait for mixture to boil. 
6.  Let mixture cook for 5 minutes - add salt and pepper for taste.
7.  Remove mixture from heat.  Add cheese and mix well until the cheese is melted. 
8.  Put the pasta and veggies into the baking dish.  Add the cheese sauce.  Mix well.  Make sure the cheese sauce covers all the pasta and veggies.
9.  Top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
10.  Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes.  Serve hot!  Enjoy!

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