Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

    Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

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    40min


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

    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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