Bacon, Broccoli and Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

Bacon, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta Bake Bacon, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

For a crunchier finish, sprinkle some panko breadcrumbs over the surface of the pasta bake, then transfer to the oven.

4 people 35 minutes 10 minutes


  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 300 g Broccoli cut into small florets
  • 100 g Cashel Blue Cheese roughly chopped
  • 1 - Leek thinly sliced
  • 500 ml Low Fat Milk
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 100 g SuperValu Back Bacon Slices chopped
  • 2 sprig SuperValu Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 300 g SuperValu Wholewheat Fusilli or penne or macaroni


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.

2. Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water as per the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan set over a medium heat. Add the bacon and thyme and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, then add the leeks and cook for a further 2 minutes, until the leeks have softened. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute more. Add the milk a little at a time, stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the sauce is smooth and thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the blue cheese. Check the seasoning.

4. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Blanch the broccoli for 2 to 3 minutes, drain and add to the blue cheese sauce. Stir in the cooked pasta, then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Bake for 20 minutes, until piping hot and lightly coloured on top. Serve immediately.

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