Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Bake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kiwi Kathy

A delicious and tasy mid-week meal. Sourced from taste.com.au but I have used cheese sauce to bind it rather than their suggestion of 1 cup cream and 2 eggs beaten togetherTo me that sounded rather too rich and fat ladden.

Top Review by Irmgard

I made this recipe to use up a few things in the fridge - leftover cooked broccoli, 1/2 cup whipping cream, a handful of grated cheddar, a few slices of bacon. It smelled divine while cooking and tasted wonderful. Instead of making a cream sauce, I blended the 1/2 cup of cream with 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites and mixed the grated cheddar into the pasta mixture before spreading it in the baking dish. I then topped the casserole with a couple handfuls of nacho blend cheese. It was so good! I have leftovers for another couple of meals, since it's just the two of us. Can't wait to try it reheated!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Cook pasta according to the directions on the packet. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the bacon and onion and cook until soft and lightly browned.
  4. Break the broccoli into small florets. Cook the broccoli and peas in a steamer until tender.
  5. Gently mix together the broccoli, bacon, onion, peas and cheese sauce. Spread into a 2 litre ovenproof dish . Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until golden. About 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad if desired.

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