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Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Ham

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Ham

Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces ridged elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 ounce ham steak, diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 4 ounces GO VEGGIE Lactose Free Cheddar Shreds
  • ¼ cup GOVEGGIE Vegan Classic Plain Cream Cheese
  • 5-6 dashes hot sauce (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package, adding the broccoli to the pot 4 minutes before the pasta is done cooking.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain.
  • While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the ham and cook 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned and heated through.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the ham to a plate, leaving the oil in the pan.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and whisk the flour into the oil to form a thick paste.
  • Let cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in the stock. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheddar shreds little by little, allowing them to melt completely.
  • Stir in the cream cheese and add the hot sauce, if using. If the sauce is to thick, stir in some of the pasta water to help thin it out.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta, broccoli, and ham.
  • Season to taste with salt and additional hot sauce.
    Recipe by: Healthy Delicious