Monday, November 28, 2011
Broccoli-Basil Mac & Cheese
Ever since this recipe for Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese was posted, I was looking forward to it. I love broccoli and I love mac and cheese. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed in the outcome. I used manchego as called for in the original recipe, and I don't think I like it very much. The basil flavor didn't come through at all, nor did the out-of-season yellow cherry tomatoes. The broccoli wasn't pronounced. The squash seemed out of place. I probably should have used a half-and-half pasta instead of whole wheat.
I want to go through this recipe and rewrite it to be more appealing to me. I know I can use it as a starting point to make something great. I'll likely keep the broccoli bread crumbs, but I'm considering trying a cauliflower bread crumb, maybe sauteed to crisp it up a little.