Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Recipe: Cheesy Penne and Broccoli Bake
So this is just a basic and cheap family meal, thats easy to make,filling and also a good way of getting kids (or my fussy sixteen year old brother....) to eat their greens. It ain't exactly fine dining but anything big and covered in cheese keeps my family happy. I serve this with dressed salad or green peas.
Cheesy penne and broccoli bake (serves 4) 80p per serving
280g dried penne
280g broccoli, cut into florets
40g plain flour
500-600ml semi-skimmed milk
½ tsp white pepper
150g cheddar, grated
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1. Cook the penne according to packet instructions. 5 minutes before end of cooking time, add the broccoli.
2. Meanwhile, make the white sauce (like you would normally) with all the other ingredients, and half the cheese.
3. Drain the pasta and broccoli, pour the white sauce over and mix well. Pour into a baking dish, top with the rest of the cheese and put under a hot grill until nice and gratinated.