Baked Shells and Broccoli With Ham and Cheesy-Creamy Cauliflower

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cauliflower, garlic, shallots, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook until softened but not brown, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with flour; stir to coat well.
  • Gradually stir in milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently simmer until cauliflower is very soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer all to a blender, and puree with nutmeg and half the pecorino until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until slightly tender but not fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain well; return to pot.
  • Add ham, broccoli, and cauliflower sauce; toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a ovenproof 3 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining pecorino, and bake until bubbling in center, about 30 minutes.
  • Heat broiler, and broil until golden brown on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Divide among dishes, top with breadcrumbs, and serve immediately.
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