I’m a girl who loves a good pasta dish and this one doesn’t disappoint!
Cheesy Baked Shells and Broccoli
3/4 pound medium pasta shells (about 5 cups)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli florets, thawed
Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the nutmeg, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add the pasta and broccoli and toss to combine. Transfer to a broilerproof 8 inch square or another 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Broil until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.
**From Real Simple Magazine