Pureed Broccoli Mac ‘n’ Cheese

October 11, 2014 at 3:25 am

Pureed Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 g pasta of your choice (macaroni is good for the whole family)
  • 250 g pureed broccoli florets (fresh or frozen is fine)
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • 1 cup of cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder (or nutmeg or paprika)
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • Extra parmesan for top

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees celsius.

2. Prepare macaroni as per instructions and make sure it is just al dente. Do not overcook at this point. Set aside.

3. Prepare broccoli by steaming, boiling or by microwave, its your choice.

4. Puree broccoli. Add cream and cheeses. Set aside.

5. In a medium saucepan on low heat add butter, melt then add flour.

6. Whisk until the mixture comes away from the sides.

7. Add half the milk, whisk quickly to avoid lumps, add remaining milk, continuously whisking until thick.

8. Add curry powder, nutmeg or paprika.

9. In a big bowl mix ALL the ingredients well together.

10. Place in a baking dish and sprinkle extra grated parmesan on top.

11. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!