I used pasta shells and fresh broccoli. 1/2 full cream and 1/2 2% milk. Next time more cream. I like the freshness of the broccoli, it still has a bit of crunch this way. It does need a punch. I got this with salt and pepper, preserving the taste of the fresh broccoli. This could be a great side or main dish.
I think this has good potential, and I like that this can be made ahead of time. We found it too milky. The half-and-half did not thicken by the parmesan. The taste was also a bit bland. I would punch up the garlic next time.