I am a huge pasta lover and would probably eat it everyday if I could. Pasta bake is one of my go-to dishes when I'm not in the mood to cook and want something quick and easy to make. I often make this dish if the boy and I won't be having dinner together as I can cook this and eat it for my tea, and James can warm his up and eat it when he gets in.

Cheesy pasta can sometimes be a little heavy and is mainly made up of carbohydrates and so I often like to add a couple of difference kinds of vegetables to the dish. I've teamed up with Tenderstem, an online collaboration of recipes with a focus of using tenderstem broccoli and so this became my vegetable of choice when cooking this dish. 


375g Dried Pasta 
500g Pasta Bake sauce
One Courgette
One Red Onion
A Few Button Mushrooms
Grated Cheese
Tenderstem Broccoli


Boil the pasta in water until cooked. Whilst this is cooking, chop the courgette, mushrooms and onion into small chunks and lightly stir-fry in a pan. Once the pasta is cooked, place in an oven-proof dish and add the fried vegetables and sauce. Ensure it is evenly mixed and place in the oven at 180 degrees for about twenty minutes. Put a small about of butter in the frying pan and add a few stems of Tenderstem Broccoli. Lightly fry until cooked. Dish up the pasta bake and lightly sprinkle with the grated cheese. Serve with a side of the Tenderstem Broccoli.

How would you incorporate Tenderstem Broccoli into a recipe?


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