Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Broccoli and Pasta with Cheese Sauce

This is one dish I have experiment for a few times and only got it right (according to my taste) on my 4th try. To be exact, it was the cheese sauce that I was working on.

If anyone of you had been to Long John Slivers, you will know the Cheese sauce that comes with the chips. I was trying my luck to do that. No, I didn't achieve that but I'm still trying BUT this is not too bad either *thick-skin*.

In the first place, the cheese I used is not the correct one. I used Kraft Cheddar but the LJS's cheese tasted more like La vache qui rit (laughing cow) Cheddar cheese.

Nevertheless, this goes well with the broccoli I love so much. I cooked some pasta too and it's a meal for me already.


  • Pasta, cooked according to package
  • Broccoli, cut into florets and blanched with 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
Cheese Sauce: (about 3 servings)
  • 50g Butter
  • 80g Cheese, shredded (I used Kraft (block) Cheddar)
  • 150ml Milk (I used fresh milk)
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
How to do it:
  • Set cooked pasta and blanched broccoli aside.
  • In a pot, melt the butter on low heat.
  • Gradually add in the flour while whisking.
  • Once the flour is while blended into the butter, whisk in the milk gradually.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the cheese till it melts.
  • Add the desirable amount of cheese sauce to the pasta and broccoli.
  • Toss and serve with additional Parmesan Cheese.
Note: If you find the sauce too thick to your liking, add in more milk.


  1. Yum! I love pasta and broccoli and cheese, so I'm going to have to try this :)

  2. Good try! Just a suggestion: Why not try other cheeses like Mozzarella etc more bravely? ;)

  3. Love this one Elaine! Would like to try it with some chips. Can we modify this to make it spicy? If yes, how? I think it will serve as a very good dip for chips. Thanks!

  4. Lacey,
    Hope you like it.

    Thanks! I will try it. I had on cheddar in my fridge then.

    Add wasabi.;)

  5. I guess u can use the nacho cheese dips to cook this dish as well