Short pasta with turkey and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce.
Always a hit with both young and older epicures.
|2 1/2 cups||broccoli, cut into florets and diced stalks||300 g|
|200 g||pipe rigate||3 cups|
|2 tbsp||margarine non-hydrogenated||28 g|
|2 tbsp||white flour (all purpose)||16 g|
|1 cup||milk, partly skimmed, 2%||250 mL|
|9 tbsp||Cheddar cheese, grated||40 g|
|100 g||turkey breast roast (cooked), diced|
|1 pinch||nutmeg, grated|
|1/2 cup||pasta cooking water||125 mL|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Before you start
Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.
Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.
- Prepare the broccoli: clean it and cut it to separate the florets. Peel off and discard any though skin from the stalks and cut them into small pieces. Blanch the broccoli 3-4 min, then drain and set it aside, but keep it warm.
- To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
- In a saucepan, heat the margarine over medium heat. Add the flour and cook 2 min with stirring. Slowly whisk in the milk then bring to a boil. Add the grated cheese while stirring until the sauce is smooth. Add the turkey, broccoli, and grated nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Add a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water to dilute the sauce a little bit.
- Add the drained pasta to the saucepan, then mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.
The sauce can be made 2-3 days ahead, refrigerated, then reheated while you cook the pasta.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (290g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||1||serving|
|Grain Products :||2||servings|
|Milk and Alternatives :||½||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||¼||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Copper, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
- Good source of :
- Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc
- Excellent source of :
- Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
- Free :
- Added Sugar
|Milk and Alternatives||½|
|Meat and Alternatives||1|