Dear Crissy

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

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-pan pasta and cheese with broccoli

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.

    50 Comments on “One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta”

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  2. This looks SO GOOD! I should have recognized your delicious cooking when I saw it on Pinterest! :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. This pot is fabulous to prepare my meals for my family in!!

  5. Would love this!! Only have a few pampered chef items!!

  6. I would love to win this and it would be put to use for sure in my kitchen!!

  7. Hope I win! I don’t have any Pampered Chef.

  8. Fingers Crossed!

  9. I love broccoli & cheese. I will be trying this soon.

  10. I have a lot of Pampered Chef things but would like some more. We moved a while back and I lost all my pots and pans so this would come in very happy.

  11. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I love anything cheese and broccoli! This looks so good, I would also LOVE to win the Rockcrock. My boyfriend recently discovered slowcooking and I’d LOVE to introduce him to a dutch oven!

  13. Would love this

  14. I would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  15. i would love to cook a great me meal in this pot.

  16. Dearest Crissy,
    This is EXACTLY what I’m missing in my kitchen!! Looks like a delicious recipe too!! Thanks for the chance to win! I will wait to try the recipe until I can make it properly in the Rockcrok! ;)
    All the best~

  17. I would so love to give this to my Sister, just the thing she would love to make, along with a printout of your recipe… She has a son who has Autism and is very picky, he would enjoy this, I know !!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. I really enjoy my Pampered Chef things.

  19. looks delish!

  20. I have some PC products, and I love them, this pot is awesome and I would love to add it to my collection… Wanted to purchase, but too expensive for my budget… Thanks so much for the opportunity to win !!!

  21. I love how easy your recipes are. I’ve tried a few and my family liked them.

  22. ***I would soooo love to have another crockpot! I used to have one, but I made something in it, then had to leave for an emergency. I came home, and my crockpot was ruined. I have not replaced it yet.

  23. Looks like a great pan…have not seen anything like it before.

  24. Love Pampered chef products~this crock is gorgeous!

  25. Would really love the rockcrok. Love pampered chef.

  26. Would like to win the Rockcrok

  27. This recipe looks great! I might add in some leftover Turkey to it as well. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity too, I love pamper chef products but don’t have this pan yet. Fingers crossed (good luck should be on my side today since it’s my bday ;-)!)

  28. Ooooh, this sounds, and looks, amazing! Cheese covered anything is my favourite!

    Thanks for sharing!

  29. I Love broccoli~and I would love to Win the pots from Pampered Chef.

  30. Yum – looks easy and looks good!

  31. love PC! :)

  32. 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!

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

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

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

  36. Would love to win !!

  37. Enjoy it for I will not get it.

  38. My family loves pasta dishes!

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

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

  41. 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…..

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

  43. Well that looks amazing!!!

  44. 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.

  45. I love the recipes and the giveaways!!! Keep ’em coming!

  46. 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!

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

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

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

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