Broccoli Cauliflower Cheesy Pasta Bake

Broccoli Cauliflower Cheesy Pasta Bake


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Steamed broccoli tossed with spiral pasta in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, topped with Parmesan and baked to bubbly deliciousness is an instant favorite. It tastes great alongside your favorite entree or can stand alone as a vegetarian meal the whole family with love!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 1 (8 oz.) package fusilli pasta
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. butter
  • 1/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 3 C. milk
  • 3/4 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 (14 oz.) packages frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large pot of boiling water add 2 tsp. salt and one T. olive oil. Add fusilli pasta and cook until al dente. Drain. Cook broccoli and cauliflower in microwave for 6 minutes. Drain any water. In a large saucepan melt butter or margarine; stir in flour and milk and whisk until mixture boils and thickens. Add cheddar cheese, salt, garlic powder, nutmeg and thyme and stir until blended. Add cooked broccoli and cauliflower and drained pasta to cheese sauce. Mix well. Spoon into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cover with shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Let stand before serving.

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