Recipe for Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Penne from Armstrong Cheese

Armstrong Cheese shared with us this delicious recipe for Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Penne. This delightful dish combines tender pennette rigate and vibrant broccoli florets, all enveloped in a luxuriously creamy Armstrong Lactose Free Triple Cheddar Shredded Cheese sauce. Topped with a golden breadcrumb crust, it’s a satisfying, cheesy delight that’s sure to please the whole family.

Recipe for Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Macaroni

Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Penne

Prep time: 15 min
Total time: 45 min
Serving: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) breadcrumbs
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 500 g Armstrong Lactose Free Triple Cheddar Shredded Cheese
  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) flour
  • 600 mL (2.5 cups) lactose free milk
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups of small broccoli florets
  • 300 g (3.5 cups) of pennette rigate
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200° C (425° F).

2. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and oil. Add 1 cup of cheese. Set aside.

3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the garlic for 1 minute, stirring with a wooden spoon. Incorporate the flour and continue cooking for another minute. Slowly add the milk and mustard and bring to a boil. Using a whisk, stir constantly for a few minutes, until the mixture thickens. Add the rest of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

4. In a large pot, cook the pasta in boiling water according to the directions on the package. Add the broccoli florets 1 minute before the end of the cooking time. Drain.

5. Combine the pasta and broccoli with the cheese sauce.

6. Pour the preparation into a buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top.

7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the top is golden.

 

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