Main Meals

Tenderstem®️ pasta bake

25 minutes
1 hour

Unlike mainstream broccoli, Tenderstem®️ broccoli can be eaten raw. The crunchy stems and tender florets have a succulent, sweet, nutty flavour which means every inch of Tenderstem®️ broccoli is edible! It's best enjoyed whole but feel free to get creative – depending on what you’re cooking this veg can be sliced, chopped or pureed. Add it to your weekly pasta bake, if you're on a budget go for macaroni, but these large pasta shells are perfect for the super cheesy sauce.

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  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • 125 g Woolworths Ayrshire Mozzarella Cheese
  • 230 g packet Tenderstem®️ broccoli, chopped finely
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400 g Woolworths conchiglioni pasta, cooked al dente
  • Pasta bake topping:
  • 65 g packet Tenderstem®️ broccoli
  • 50 g Gorgonzola
  • 50 g Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute.

3. Whisk in the milk and cream until smooth.

4. Stir in the mozzarella and cook until melted. Once the cheese is melted, add in the Tenderstem®️ broccoli. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

5. Place the conchiglioni pasta in a large baking dish and pour over the Tenderstem®️-cheese sauce.

6. Top with Tenderstem®️ broccoli, dot with pieces of gorgonzola and grate over pecorino.

7. Bake for 40 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Find more broccoli recipes here.

Tenderstem® broccoli is sweet, crunchy and vibrant – everything we love about veg. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, and it pairs well with almost anything. Take your everyday meals to the next level with Tenderstem® broccoli.

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Photography and videography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail

Production: Abigail Donnelly

Food assistant: Cheri Kustner

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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