Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cheesy Broccoli & Penne Bake [Recipe]

Serves 4
Ready in about 55 minutes
Syns per serving EE - Free* Green - Free*
(* add 6 syns if not using the Cheddar cheese as a healthy extra)

11oz/312g dried penne pasta
1lb 2oz/511g broccoli florets
Fry Light
1 medium onion, sliced
7oz/198g cherry tomatoes, halved
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 large eggs
7oz/198g cottage cheese with onion & chives
Salt & pepper
4 tbsp dried parsley
4oz/113g Cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Preheat your oven to 200c/400f/GM6. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the broccoli for the final 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain and set aside.
  2. Spray a heavy-based frying pan with fry light and place over a medium high heat. Add the onion and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the pasta and broccoli mix and the cherry tomatoes. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes then transfer to an ovenproof dish.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, eggs and cottage cheese until smooth. Season and add the parsley. Pour the mixture over the pasta and toss together. Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the mixture has just set. Finish with a twist of black pepper and serve.

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