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Pasta with Spinach and Broccoli Sauce

This recipe was submitted by Sarah Pond, a member of the Ooffoo community, as an entry to the 2009 Recipe Prize Draw. Thanks Sarah!
 
 

Ingredients

50g butter
1 x 300g head of broccoli, trimmed and cut into small florets
50g plain flour
500ml semi-skimmed milk
a generous grating of whole nutmeg
100g young-leaf spinach
100g grated cheddar
1 x 500g bag pasta
6 tablespoon breadcrumbs
18 x 18cm ovenproof dish, or similar
 

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 boiling.

Simmer for a couple of minutes, then season with salt, pepper and the grated nutmeg.

Remove from the heat and stir in the spinach, a handful at a time, so that it wilts in the heat.

Then stir in three quarters of the cheese.

Meanwhile, cook the broccoli and pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water for 2 minutes.

Drain and stir gently into the cheese sauce.

Tip into the ovenproof dish, then scatter over the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs.

Grill for 5 minutes or so until golden.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

30 minutes
 

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