Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

    40 minutes

    This is a quick and flavourful broccoli pasta bake with cheese sauce and you probably already have all the ingredients on hand.

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    Serves: 9 

    • 250g fusilli pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 85g butter
    • 1/3 cup (40g) plain flour
    • 3 cups (750ml) milk
    • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 750g fresh broccoli, cooked
    • 3/4 cup (90g) grated Swiss cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta with one tablespoon of oil until al dente. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter or margarine. Stir in flour and milk and whisk until mixture boils and thickens. Add grated Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic salt, nutmeg, thyme and grated Cheddar cheese and stir until blended.
    3. Add cooked broccoli and drained pasta to cheese sauce. Mix well. Pour into a greased 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese.
    4. Bake uncovered at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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    We have been making this recipe for a while now and I just had to post. This recipe is a keeper! The whole family absolutely loves it. The only change I make is to skip the garlic salt and add about 4 cloves of crushed garlic to the cheese sauce and increase the salt a bit. I cook the pasta and the broccoli in the same pot/water at the same time. While that's going on, I've got the cheese sauce in another pan and while it is baking, clean up goes quickly. Very glad to have found this winner of a recipe!  -  12 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very Rich & Tasty! I doubled the amount of pasta and added about 1/2 tsp. of prepared mustard for some extra tang. I also cooked the broccoli with the pasta and added an onion. I've made this a couple of times and will definitely make this again.  -  04 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this was so good!! and so easy! the sauce took like 5 mins max then i was waiting forr the noodles to cook, so i had to keep stirring the sauce, so i would wait a few mins after you get the noodles going to start the sauce.  -  10 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)