This is a really tasty, quick and easy, family tea recipe made from basic store cupboard ingredients. No need for extra salt, but plenty of black pepper will boost the flavour and give it a bit of a kick!
Definitely go wholegrain on the pasta and bump up the veg content by throwing in whatever you’ve got (tinned mushrooms, frozen peppers etc.)
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use a jug to measure liquids; use weighing scales; cut using the bridge/claw technique safely; use a tin opener safely; use a colander; use a hob/oven (with adult supervision).
Hob, oven, weighing scales, chopping board, knife, large saucepan, colander/sieve, wooden spoon, measuring jug, tin opener, large oven proof dish, oven gloves.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use):
Wheat | Gluten | Milk | May contain eggs
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 300g wholemeal pasta
- 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup (405g)
- 100ml semi skimmed milk
- 320g broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 can of sweetcorn, drained (100g)
- 125g mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Cook the pasta in a large saucepan as per the packet instructions, adding the broccoli florets for the last four minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
- Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the warm pan. Stir in the soup, milk, black pepper, sweetcorn and 100g of the mozzarella cheese. Give it a good mix and pour into a shallow ovenproof dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the top and place in the oven for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.
So thinking about Creamy Broccoli Pasta Bake...
Pasta is low in fat and a good source of starchy carbohydrate and fibre. Wholewheat varieties contain 2.5 times more fibre than white, and a diet rich in wholegrain has been shown to lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
Mozzarella Cheese is lower in fat and salt than hard cheeses, but it should still be used sparingly.
|Energy||1762kJ / 419kcal||21%|
per 342g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 515kJ / 123kcal
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