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One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

An easy-cheesy meal that your whole family will love, made in the Pampered Chef Rockcrok™ 2.5-qt. Everyday Pan!

When it comes to cooking family meals on busy weekdays, I always look for recipes that can be made easily using simple ingredients. Recipes that require just one-pot are also a huge winner in my book, which is why I love making this easy one-pot pasta and cheese with broccoli dish.

This time, I made it in my new Pampered Chef Rockcrok™ 2.5-qt. Everyday Pan and I have to say that the process and the results were really fantastic!

One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

Cheesy pasta is always a hit with my kids, and broccoli is actually one of the few vegetables that they will both eat. Needless to say, this meal is definitely a crowd pleaser in my home.

The first thing I noticed about the Rockcrok™ Everyday Pan was it’s great size. Not too big and not too small, it’s really the perfect size for weeknight family dinner.

One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

The Rockcrok™ Everyday Pan from Pampered chef is ceramic—created from a clay that features exceptionally high heat resistance after firing. The pans are heat-resistant to 752°F—safe on gas, electric and flat-top stovetops, gas and charcoal grills, in the oven and microwave, and under the broiler.

I also love that the heat distributes evenly in the pan.

One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

The Rockcrok™ Everyday Pan (you can also get a Dutch oven version of this product) is so versatile, and in this recipe goes from the stovetop right into the oven.

One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

It’s so nice to be able to cook a family mean in just one pot. Not only does this save so much time during the preparation, it’s also nice to have fewer dishes to wash at the end of the evening!

One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli

If your family loves simple pasta, cheese and veggie recipes, you should definitely give this one-pop pasta and cheese with broccoli a try. It’s toddler and kid-friendly, plus, who doesn’t like a dish that’s covered in cheddar cheese? YUM!

Pampered Chef RockCrok Everyday Pan

I am SUCH a huge fan of Pampered Chef products, and have so many of them in my kitchen. The Rockcrok™ Everyday Pan is no exception and offers the high-quality that you’re used to from Pampered Chef. This product would also make an amazing holiday gift for your favorite foodie!

Pampered Chef Giveaway

One lucky Dear Crissy reader will win a Pampered Chef Rockcrok Everyday Pan ($115), Bamboo Specialty Cooking Set, and a Basic Nylon 4-piece Set. Open to USA only, ends December 10th. Good luck!

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One-pot cheesy pasta with broccoli


¼ cup (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
3 cups plus 3 Tbsp whole milk
8 oz dried pasta of choice
2 cups frozen broccoli florets
12 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp flour


1. Add butter, salt and pepper to large skillet over medium high heat (I used my awesome Rockcrok™ 2.5-qt. Everyday Pan from Pampered Chef). Stir to combine, then add 3 cups of milk and cover.

2. When milk begins to boil, add pasta and allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes. Simmer until pasta is almost done, stirring occasionally.

3. Add frozen broccoli and stir, let simmer for 3 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons milk in a small container until combined, set aside.

5. Preheat broiler. Stir in 8 ounces cheddar cheese and stir-in the flour/milk mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 4 ounces of cheese. Place under broiler for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden browned.

Adapted slightly from Parade.

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  1. November 25, 2013 @ 11:51 pm
    Wanda Lyons

    I love the simplicity of your recipes and the fact that they are so tasty!!

  2. November 26, 2013 @ 1:47 am
    Mary Beth

    WOW Crissy!!! That is quite a giveaway! Amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. November 26, 2013 @ 1:57 am
    Jeanette Royer

    Looks awesome….will have to try on the fam! Love your giveaways and excited to enter. Thank you!

  4. November 26, 2013 @ 2:00 am
    Tanya Wilson

    Your recipes are always amazing and I am loving this one-pot concept. I have always loved the quality and durability of Pampered Chef products. I was wondering how difficult was it to clean? In the back of my mind I am imagining a 24 hr pre soak and chiseling tools ( at least that’s how I have to fight my battles in the kitchen) thanks as always for the amazing review!

  5. November 26, 2013 @ 2:22 am
    Cathy Liebgold

    I love the recipes and the giveaways!!! Keep ‘em coming!

  6. November 26, 2013 @ 3:37 am
    Denise from Savannah

    You can’t sleep either?! Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving. The cheesy pasta looks delicious and might be dinner tonight since I’m busy prepping for Thursday.

  7. November 26, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Well that looks amazing!!!

  8. November 26, 2013 @ 6:04 pm
    Maria Castro

    That sure looks delish. I like how easy it is to make this.

  9. November 26, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    I would dearly love to have a rockcrok , that would solve a lot of my cooking problems….I copied the recipie so I will try it ” without ” the rockcrok ” just because I love pasta…..

  10. November 26, 2013 @ 9:51 pm
    Lindell Smith

    I would LOVE to win the pot….I love one-pot meals. Thank you!

  11. November 26, 2013 @ 10:01 pm
    Kathy Ashenfelter

    Love Pampered Chef products. Their recipes are easy and delicious!

  12. November 26, 2013 @ 10:03 pm
    Renay Hollander

    My family loves pasta dishes!

  13. November 26, 2013 @ 10:07 pm
    Allen Hutchison

    Enjoy it for I will not get it.

  14. November 26, 2013 @ 10:08 pm
    Helene Monette

    Would love to win !!

  15. November 26, 2013 @ 10:08 pm
    Janet Scott

    I have been drooling over that Rockcrok pan for a while – could really do some good cooking with it :)

  16. November 26, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win… Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving !!! God Bless !!!!

  17. November 26, 2013 @ 10:12 pm
    Angelia Miller

    wow! what a nice gift to win! Hope its me:)

  18. November 27, 2013 @ 2:17 am
    Debra Pearson

    Wow! I really live that everyday pan… A great size, I’ve been looking for something just like that only I didn’t realize it! Lol… I’d never be able to actually purchase one, so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed on this awesome giveaway… It would certainly get a lot of use here! Thank you for your great recipes! Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. November 27, 2013 @ 10:24 am
    Rachel McC

    love PC! :)

  20. November 27, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Yum – looks easy and looks good!


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