Ingredients

Method

  1. Place olive oil, breadcrumbs and thyme in a warm frypan set over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and fry until toasted and golden. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large heavy based saucepan. Add leek, broccolini stems and garlic, cook until softened.
  3. Sprinkle over the flour and stir to combine.
  4. Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta as per packet directions. Retain a small cup of pasta water.
  6. Add cheeses to sauce and season with salt and pepper, stir well to melt the cheese.
  7. Add spinach and basil, puree sauce until smooth with a hand blender.
  8. Add broccolini florets and the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to combine, loosening with pasta water if necessary.
  9. Serve pasta sprinkled with breadcrumb mix and grated parmesan.
  10. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!

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