Cheesy broccoli pasta bake

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake

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(74 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Whip up this cheap, simple and satisfying meal in just 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal539
  • fat21g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.01g
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Ingredients

  • 280g penne
  • 280g broccoli, cut into florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 25g plain flour
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    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

Method

  1. Cook the pasta, adding the broccoli for the final 4-5 mins and cooking until tender. Drain well, then heat the grill.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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zimzimma
20th May, 2012
5.05
Cheap and quick to make! It's easy to adapt with different ingredients too.
pop12tree
5th May, 2012
4.05
this is a nice and tasty snack!! thumbs up!! :P
tafswan
27th Apr, 2012
5.05
Really great twist on a macaroni cheese! The mustard addition is fab - was much easier to make the sauce. Of course I added some bacon to the mix, but at least I had my veg too ;)
mfbx9esf
10th Apr, 2012
5.05
Loved this! Added half an onion and 2 cloves of garlic, fried them and added them in the cheese mix at the same as the brocolli. Also added some green beans too. Brilliant!
slgingell
15th Feb, 2012
5.05
simple and tasty!
terri51
3rd Feb, 2012
This was a really tasty dish. I used English mustard and cheated by using white sauce granules, which is something I have never used before and it worked out really well. Will do this dish again.
plottez
1st Feb, 2012
4.05
Found it a little too mustardy so would reduce to a teaspoon next time. I added green chilli and garlic plus some Parmesan. Very tasty dish and would make again.
hicksalison
26th Jan, 2012
5.05
I love the simplicity of this recipe. It's the second time I've made it, and this time it was at the particular request of my 4 year old!
nicnic87
20th Jan, 2012
Awesome recipe- I tried it out and all my mates loved it! During exam time, check out the type of foods that will boost brain power for students also :) http://www.studentmoneysaver.com/student-food-healthy-recipes
emmamaged
13th Jan, 2012
very easy to cook vg if you are a bussy mum and not a very good cook like myself iam trying to teach myself how to cook i found this easy to do any very tasty to eat thanks

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