Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 4 Servings
I love this dish so much! Oh, my! I have never tried anything like this before. I learned about this recipe yesterday and I am so glad that I decided to give it a try because I never would have tasted how delicious this is. Oh, man, you are so in for a treat! My only advice to you is to be very generous with the amount of cheese that you are going to add. Thank me later. Enjoy!
8 oz medium pasta shells
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/3 c whole milk
1 c half and half
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 c chopped broccoli florets
6 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Step 1: Place a large pot with salted water on the stove and bring it to a boil.
Step 2: Add in the pasta and cook for about 8 minutes or until al dente.
Step 3: Drain the pasta and rinse with cold running water to stop the cooking process.
Step 4: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 5: Add in the butter and allow it to melt.
Step 6: Add in the shallot and garlic, then sauté for about 2 minutes until aromatic and translucent.
Step 7: Add in the flour and whisk for 1 minute or until brown.
Step 8: Whisk in milk, half-and-half, and Dijon mustard gradually for about 3 minutes or until thick. Add more milk if it becomes too thick.
Step 9: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 10: Add in the cooked pasta, broccoli, and cheese. Stir for about 3 minutes or until well combined and hot.
Step 11: Serve hot and enjoy!
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