PASTA BROCCOLI CHEESE BAKE

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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!
Photo: simple-nourished-living.com

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make PASTA BROCCOLI CHEESE BAKE

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.

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About PASTA BROCCOLI CHEESE BAKE

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




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