CREAMY BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE
8 ounces medium pasta shells
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups whole milk
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups chopped broccoli florets
6 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, half and half and Dijon until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Stir in pasta, broccoli and cheese until well combined, about 3-4 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
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