Cheesy broccoli pasta bake

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake

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(84 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


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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  • 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


  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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24th Sep, 2012
Worked out very well. I sautéed a small finely chopped onion and added some diced lean bacon to the mix. Make a nice quick lunchtime meal for two. I halved the ingredients.
21st May, 2012
Really yummy comfort food! I added sauteed onions and some chicken breast and was amazing
20th May, 2012
Cheap and quick to make! It's easy to adapt with different ingredients too.
5th May, 2012
this is a nice and tasty snack!! thumbs up!! :P
27th Apr, 2012
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 ;)
10th Apr, 2012
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!
15th Feb, 2012
simple and tasty!
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.
1st Feb, 2012
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.
26th Jan, 2012
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!


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