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5 from 3 votes

Skillet Mac N Cheese

Servings: 6


  • 3 cups 750 ml small pasta shells (uncooked)
  • 1 ½ cups 375 ml broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 250 ml panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp 45 ml all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 500 ml whole milk
  • 1 cup 250 ml Great Value Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup 250 ml Great Value Shredded Garlic & Herb Cheese
  • 1 tsp 5 ml Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 5ml smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp 2 ml salt
  • ½ tsp 2 ml pepper
  • 1 tbsp 15 ml water


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Set oven to broil.
  • Place broccoli in a microwave safe bowl, add 1 tbsp of water and cook for two minutes. Remove. Drain water and set aside.
  • In an 11-inch (28 cm) frying pan, heat butter over medium high heat. Remove one tablespoon of butter and add it to the panko breadcrumbs. Mix well and set aside.
  • In the pan, sprinkle the flour over the butter, whisking continuously, cooking for two minutes. Slowly drizzle in the milk, whisking continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Cook for three minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat. Add in the cheeses, a cup at a time, stirring constantly. Add mustard, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and mix well. Add cooked pasta and broccoli and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle panko breadcrumbs evenly over the top and place under the broiler for four to five minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.