Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni


Servings: 4-6
  • 12 ounces uncooked rigatoni pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1⁄2 cups nonfat milk
  • 5 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meawhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and salt until blended.
  • Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; set aside. Drain pasta and toss with oil; set aside.
  • Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray, layer 1 cup white sauce, half of the pasta and broccoli and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat remaining layers. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 - 30 minutes or until heated through.