Wednesday is TV night in my house. During the tv season that means serious Lost watching with an America’s Next Top Model intro. We usually do something easy and indulgent like pizza or pasta. These days it still means Top Model, but no Lost. So sad. Luckily I made a big batch of Broccoli and Cheddar Penne last night which re-heated really well, was well received and was a nice relief since I worked late again tonight.
Broccoli and Cheddar Penne(serves 4-6)
Adapted from 365 No Repeats
1. Bring enough water to boil to accommodate broccoli and pasta. You want to cook the pasta until it is about 3-4 minutes away from being done and then add the broccoli. When ready strain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter and oil in a saucepan and saute the onion for about 3 minutes. Turn up the heat and whisk in the flour, cayenne and paprika. Keep whisking until the roux bubbles then cook for another minute. Now whisk in the milk and stock. Once fully combined bring the liquid up to a boil and simmer until the sauce thickens, mine took about 6 minutes. Now add your cheese and stir until it has melted in – about 2 minutes. Season to taste.
3. Toss the two together and serve.