Pasta is one of the great comfort foods of all time. Add cheese and it’s magic.
If you want to switch it up a little from the usual macaroni and cheese, try this. Broccoli adds a lot of nutrition and color. Brie cheese and pine nuts amp it up to be good enough for company.
If you or your kids haven’t tried brie cheese, it’s very creamy and pretty mild.
And don’t let the white rind scare you. It’s a harmless fungus, put there to keep the cheese safe to eat. It even adds flavor. But if you don’t like it, just cut it off.
Variations to try:
1 pound dried rigatoni or other pasta
1 head broccoli, florets and stalks cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup (2 ounces) pine nuts, toasted
8 ounces Brie (with rind), cut into 1-inch pieces
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Total fat 14 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Carbohydrate 46 g
Protein 16 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 412 mg
Recipe credit: Modified from Real Simple