Spinach and broccoli pasta

Pasta just got greener. Or a great way to get the greens.

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Cuisine

Italian

Time

15 - 30 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

8

Courses etc.

Main Courses
Recipes for kids

You will need

IngredientAdd
50g butter This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
50g plain flour More products
500ml full fat milk This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
A little grated nutmeg More products
about 100g baby spinach, washed and spin dried This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
100g cheddar, grated This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
500g pasta More products
1 broccoli head, cut into florets More products
6 tbsp breadcrumbs More products

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Method

  • Preheat the grill.
  • Put the butter, flour and milk into a medium pan and cook over a medium heat, stirring with a balloon whisk now and again until it boils.
  • Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, then season with salt, black pepper and the nutmeg.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the spinach, a handful at a time, until it is all wilted by the heat.
  • Then stir in three quarters of the cheese.
  • At the same time, cook the broccoli and pasta in a large pan of boiling and salted water for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and stir the broccoli and pasta gently into the spinach cheese sauce.
  • Tip into an ovenproof dish, then scatter over the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs.
  • Grill for 5 minutes or so until the topping is golden.

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