One Pot Broccoli Cheddar Rotini is a healthy but tasty meal that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes!
One Pot/Pan meals are by far my favorite things to cook for dinner. They’re so easy to make, don’t take very long, and leave very little for me to clean up! When you live in a small space it’s always nice when dinner doesn’t make a huge mess!
I got the idea for this dish from a bag of frozen veggies. Some days I really don’t feel like cooking or I just don’t have time and haven’t made enough of a previous meal for leftovers so I’ll just heat up a bag of frozen veggies. Thankfully Green Giant and Birdseye seem to understand me and make bags that aren’t just veggies. They have different varieties with rice or pasta so it tricks me into thinking it’s actually a meal. One of these bags is Broccoli and Rotini with cheese sauce. It was pretty good, but I thought “surely I can make this myself and it’ll probably taste better.” Well guess what? I did and it does.
One Pot Broccoli Cheddar Rotini is so easy to make and only includes a handful of ingredients. It makes a great light dinner or side dish. Or you could even cook some chicken in the pot/pan beforehand and then add it back in once the rotini is cooked. That way you still only have one pot to clean and you’ve made a more protein packed meal!
I’ve already made this one pot three times and plan on making it many more!
One Pot Broccoli Cheddar Rotini
- 1 Clove Garlic minced
- 8 oz Rotini
- 2 Cups Chicken Stock or Water
- 1 Cup Milk
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2-3 Cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
In a large skillet on medium heat add the olive oil and the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add broth and milk to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add the rotini and reduced to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and continue to simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the cheese and serve!