Pasta Primavera

This is one of those recipes that is just okay. I’ll be honest here. It also uses a ton of dishes.



Pasta Primavera
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 2¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • ¼ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  1. Grease a large baking dish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to the package, drain and rinse. Toss with oil. Spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Cook over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain and rinse with cool water. Add broccoli to the pasta in the bowl.
  4. In another pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, 2 cups Parmesan, mustard, and pepper. Fold in ham. Add sauce to the pasta and broccoli. Mix well and spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining ¼ cup Parmesan. Bake 25 minutes.