Broccoli and Pasta Casserole

I was in the mood for a casserole. February is just too dark and cold sometimes, and you want to curl up with something warm and comforting. Martha has a recipe in Feb Living for Broccoli and Pasta Casseroles. Just the thing, I thought.

You cook your broc and your pasta (I used penne). Then you make a bechamel sauce with onion, milk, flour and ground mustard. Once the sauce thickens, you add ricotta and parmesan cheese to it.

Snore. Yes, it looked good and smelled good, but it was bland. Very bland. As in, when I heat up the leftovers I’m going to have to do something to it to jazz it up. Very disappointing.

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3 Responses to Broccoli and Pasta Casserole

  1. Meredith says:

    Yet it does look good! See, this is why I like that you test drive these recipes for us 🙂

  2. Kerry says:

    so what did you add to the leftovers? I’ve found caramelized onion (and/or garlic) along with black pepper and maybe a dash of lemon juice jazz up broccoli and pasta combinations well, for me. a strong cheese of some sort works, too.

  3. marthaandme says:

    I never did much with this. I reheated it and just added cheese. It still wasn’t anything to write home about!

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