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    Broccoli and Pasta Bake

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    45 mins

    25 mins

    20 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Broccoli and cheese, a great combination. You can prepare this dish ahead of time and bake it later. An excellent tasting pasta dish. Enjoy! (Prep time does not include cooking the pasta)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Note: drain broccoli and mushrooms very well.
    2. 2
      Steam broccoli until tender-firm.
    3. 3
      Slice mushrooms, set aside.
    4. 4
      Cook pasta until tender-firm, drain well.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, in a large bowl, melt butter in microwave; mix in flour, stir in milk. Heat in microwave pausing to stir occasionally until mixture boils and thickens.
    6. 6
      Add parmesan cheese, salt, garlic, nutmeg, thyme and cheddar cheese; stir.
    7. 7
      Return drained pasta to a large pot, add cheese mixture, cooked broccoli and mushrooms; mix well.
    8. 8
      Pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with grated cheese.
    10. 10
      Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
    11. 11
      Note: if refrigerated before baking, bake 5-10 minutes longer.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 11, 2005

      55

      Really delicious - more delicious than it looked or than I expected. Everything really worked together. I used one portabello cap for the mushrooms, and 1% milk. I sliced in some pre-cooked italian-style chicken sausage, but it really didn't add anything. I think I might try making it with tuna another time (just to round it out - not because it needs it). I also might try making the white sauce on the stovetop, rather than having to pop the bowl in and out of the microwave. Thanks for posting this! There were no leftovers.

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    • on August 29, 2003

      55

      I took a few liberties with this recipe, but I'm still giving it five stars because the sauce in particular worked better for me than other pasta and cheese recipes I've tried. First, you should know that I did not use mushrooms but I did add in some chilli peppers and I used penne pasta instead of spiral. I also left the cheese off the top. But I made the sauce exactly as directed and it was wonderful! The thyme is a great addition I wouldn't have thought of and I particularly liked the parmesan cheese in the sauce, not just on top as in other dishes. Also, there was plenty of sauce to cover the pasta. Sometimes dishes like this can be quite dry, but that wasn't the case here. Thanks for a great recipe that's easy to adjust to what you like and what's on hand.

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    • on December 19, 2008

      45

      This recipe was easy to put together. I used soymilk in place of regular/half and half and used mini-lasagna pasta for spirals, but followed the recipe otherwise. I thought it was good, but maybe a little bland, my boyfriend loved the subtleness of it. When made again, I'll probably add black pepper or maybe even a little cayenne. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli and Pasta Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 541.3
     
    Calories from Fat 282
    52%
    Total Fat 31.4 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 19.4 g
    97%
    Cholesterol 94.7 mg
    31%
    Sodium 947.0 mg
    39%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.5 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 1.0 g
    4%
    Protein 24.0 g
    48%

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