- 280g penne
- 280g broccoli, cut into florets
Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
- 25g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 25g plain flour
- 300ml milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 140g mature cheddar, grated
Cook the pasta, adding the broccoli for the final 4-5 mins and cooking until tender. Drain well, then heat the grill.
Heat the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1 min, then gradually add the milk, stirring well between each addition. Bring to the boil, stirring, then simmer for 2 mins, before stirring in the mustard, half the cheese and seasoning.
Mix the pasta and broccoli into the sauce and spoon into an ovenproof dish. Scatter over the remaining cheese and place under a hot grill for 3-4 mins until golden and bubbling.
Swiss-style macaroni cauliflower cheese
Simply swap the penne for macaroni, the broccoli for cauliflower and the cheddar for Gruyère, and cook as before.