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Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Gemelli

Creamy Cheese and Broccoli Gemelli

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Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


8 oz gemelli pasta
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets
2 1/2 TBSP unsalted butter
3 TBSP all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


1. Cook pasta according to box directions adding the broccoli 2 minutes before pasta cook time ends, drain and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined, about 1 minute.

3. Turn heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in the milk and keep whisking until mixture comes to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to low and simmer stirring occasionally until mixture becomes thick like heavy cream.

5. Take off the heat and stir in the cheeses until melted and fully incorporated.

6. Add the pasta and broccoli, stir to combine, add salt and pepper to taste.

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Loved this recipe. Only thing I would add is after adding the pasta and broccoli to the sauce put the pan back over low heat so the frozen broccoli heats thoroughly. I also added more broccoli than the recipe called for. Maybe my broccoli pieces were big, but 1 1/2 cups didn't go very far.

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