PASTA BROCCOLI CHEESE BAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Found this recipe on the back of a package of Kraft Cheese. This could be a vegetarian meal or a side dish with the meat of your choice. Either way, it sounds so yummy and easy!
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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

3 c
pasta of your choice
1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 tsp
salt
2 pkg
(14 oz.ea.) broccoli florets
1/3 c
butter
1/3 c
all purpose flour
3 c
milk
2 1/4 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c
shredded swiss cheese
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2
chopped red pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil with the one tablespoon of olive oil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and pasta. Wait for re-boil. Stir frequently. Cook until al dente (firm to bite). Drain.
2
Cook broccoli in microwave for 5 minutes. Drain any water.
3
In another large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and milk and whisk until mixture boils and thickens. Add 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup Swiss cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, and garlic and stir until blended.
4
Add cooked broccoli, red pepper and drained pasta to the cheese sauce. Mix well. Spoon into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover with 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
5
Bake uncovered in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheesy, #creamy