Olive Garden Pasta with Broccoli

Olive Garden Pasta with Broccoli

Source: The Olive Garden

1 pound fresh pasta shells or
1 pound medium dry shells, cooked
1/4 cup olive oil
12 ounce broccoli florets, steamed
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
Parmesan, grated

Béchamel Sauce
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 quart milk
2 teaspoon schicken bouillon cubes, mashed

Bechamel Sauce: Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add milk and bouillon and stir vigorously with a wire whip until mixture barely comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, whipping frequently. Keep warm.

Drain broccoli and divide in half. Chop 1/2 of florets into 1/4-inch pieces. Reserve.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add all the broccoli, garlic, green onions and mushrooms to the sauté pan. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until mushrooms begin to turn golden. Add the sautéed veggies and parsley to the warm sauce and stir well.

Serve over hot pasta with Parmesan.