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Farfalle and Cheese

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6
Farfalle and Cheese
1

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened but not browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add the milk, stirring constantly. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the Cheddar cheese, stirring to melt. Don’t let it come to a boil, or the sauce will separate. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2

Meanwhile, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the microwave and mix with the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

3

Heat the broiler to high.

4

Cook the farfalle and broccoli in boiling salted water until the pasta is al dente and the broccoli is tender, 10 minutes. Drain.

5

Mix the pasta, broccoli and sauce together and turn into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with the bread crumb mixture and place the dish about 6 inches beneath the broiler until toasted and golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Watch carefully to prevent burning.


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