Cheddar and broccoli pasta bake recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 615 calories / serving
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This broccoli and cheddar pasta bake is a easy one-tray bake that packs a flavoursome and creamy texture.

Boil the pasta and broccoli for about 7 minutes, drain, reserve the liquid.

Dissolve the vegetable stock cube in 400ml of reserved liquid, pour in prepared cheese sauce, milk, add herbs, bring to a boil and whisk in half the cheese.

Stir in pasta, broccoli and parsley.

Pour into shallow casserole dish, mix in remaining cheese and breadcrumbs, bake in the oven for 10 minutes using the top grill, do not let the cheese burn.

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g (13oz) penne or any other shape pasta
  • 250g (8oz) broccoli florets cut in half, stalks chopped
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
  • 1 packet of Knorr cheese sauce (makes 250 ml liquid)
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk
  • 100g (3½oz) grated gruyere or cheddar cheese
  • a handful of parsley chopped
  • 4tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs (run 1 slice of crustless white bread through a food processor)
  • ½tsp dry thyme or oregano
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  • Energy 2601kj 615kcal 31%
  • Fat 14.5g 21%
  • Saturates 6.2g 31%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 3g 50%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 100.5g Protein 26.9g Fibre 9.1g

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