Cheesy Baked Shells and Broccoli

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 697 calories
    • Calories 34% calories from fat
    • Fat 26 g
    • Cholesterol 82 mg
    • Sodium 650 mg
    • Protein 34 g
    • Carbohydrate 78 g
    • Sugar 9 g
    • Fiber 6 g
  • September 2008

Ingredients

  1. Check 3/4pound medium pasta shells
  2. Check 1tablespoon butter
  3. Check 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
  4. Check 2cups whole milk
  5. Check 2cups grated Cheddar
  6. Check 1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. Check kosher salt and pepper
  8. Check 1 16-ounce package frozen broccoli florets

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add 1 ½ cups of the cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the nutmeg, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  5. Add the pasta and broccoli and toss to combine. Transfer to a broilerproof 8-inch square or a 1 ½-quart baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of cheese. Broil until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.