Home Made Cook of the Year – Cheesy Penne and Broccoli Bake

19/07/2012 | Posted in Kitchen, Home Made Cook of the Year

Our Home Made Cook of the Year competition is becoming ultra competitive and the entries have been flooding in this week.

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The latest winter warmer that we’ve received is a Cheesy Penne and Broccoli Bake. Thanks to Melanie Booth for this one. Have a read of her recipe below and give it a try at home.

Ingredients

280g dried penne

280g broccoli, cut into florets

40g butter

40g plain flour

500-600ml semi-skimmed milk

½x tsp white pepper

150g cheddar, grated

1 x tbsp wholegrain mustard

Optional: Green salad as a side dish

Method

  • Cook the penne according to packet instructions. 5 minutes before end of cooking time, add the broccoli.
  • Meanwhile, make the white sauce (like you would normally) with all the other ingredients, and half the cheese.
  • 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. Serve!

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