I made this the other night - it's nothing too special, I just really fancied some comfort food and a pasta bake is the ultimate comfort food for me. I made a simple cheese sauce and although I'm not a huge broccoli fan, I do love it in pasta bakes (what doesn't taste good when it's coated in cheese sauce anyway?) We also had some bacon in the fridge, and of course I always like to use onions and garlic with pasta so voila, this dish was born! And it is scrummy...
I added some Brie too because we had a bit leftover. Parmesan would work too and add breadcrumbs if you want a crunchy texture.
Easily make this vegetarian by omitting the bacon.
This is lovely 😊 although i would probably use about 300mls milk so it would make it more saucy its a nice easy recipe - 31 May 2013
Easy to make and very tasty. I added a pinch of nutmeg to the sauce, which made it better still. The only thing I'll do differently next time is to add more milk - the ratio in the recipe is fine if you're simply making cheese sauce, but after baking, it was too thick. - 21 Jan 2018
Wow! Such a simple and tasty dish to cook! We loved it I would bake it again and wouldn't forget to add Brie - about 5 thin slices & spring onions ( whites). Spread all these 5 minutes before the pasta is ready. - 05 Dec 2015