#MenuMonday: Bow-Tie Pasta with Broccoli and Potatoes

This deliciously cheesy pasta dish is a great addition to the menu for any event. Not only does this dish taste great, it also is incredibly easy to make. There is no need to slave over this dish for hours in preparation for an event! Try it out and make it your go-to dish for any event.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, florets and some chopped stems
  • 12 ounces bow-tie pasta
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced into half-moons
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, torn
  • 1 1/2 cups grated fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook 10 minutes, then add the broccoli and pasta and cook as the pasta label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste. Cook until soft, about 7 minutes.
  3. Put the lettuce in a colander. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta, broccoli and potatoes over the lettuce to wilt it. Return the pasta and vegetables to the pot.
  4. Add the leeks to the pot and stir in enough of the reserved cooking water to moisten. Stir in the cheeses and season with salt and pepper. Top with more parmesan.

Serves: 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

Original Recipe: Food Network

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