Pasta With Broccoli: An Easy Pasta Recipe

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
2 people
30 min

Pasta with broccoli is an easy to prepare, tasty and vegetarian main course.

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The secret to creating a super delicious pasta with broccoli is all in the cooking of the broccoli florets.

Boil them in the same water that you will use to cook the pasta, and cook them for about 10 minutes.

Then reduce half of them into a cream: in this way, when you are going to mix the pasta, you will create a green and tasty cream, which no one can resist!

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Pasta With Broccoli: An Easy Pasta Recipe
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  • 2  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 or 2 Heads of broccoli (depending on size)
  • 250g Pasta (I used Tagliatelle) (2 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Red chilli pepper (optional)
  • 20g Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)

With a small knife, remove the leathery lower part of the stalk and divide into florets of the same size.
Wash the broccoli under cold running water to remove impurities; Boil a pot of lightly salted water and cook the broccoli for 10 minutes.*
Meanwhile, cut the garlic into rounds and brown it in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. Add chilli pepper if you like.
When the broccoli has softened, transfer it to the pan with the garlic.
Let the broccoli cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Break apart the broccoli with a spatula into tiny pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In the same pot where we cooked the broccoli, we cook the pasta.
While the pasta is cooking, blend half of the broccoli and add parmesan cheese and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cooking water to smooth out the mixture.
Drain the pasta slightly al dente and transfer it to the pan with the broccoli. Remember to save half a cup of pasta cooking water.
Toss the pasta with the broccoli and add the broccoli cream that you prepared earlier and half a cup of the pasta cooking water.
Mix well, and serve hot.
  • * In the same water in which you cooked the broccoli, cook the pasta.
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  • Arnulfo Gomez Arnulfo Gomez on Apr 21, 2022

    So yum!! I make this regularly, with lots of garlic & broccoli because I love the leftovers. “Browning” garlic makes it bitter. I lightly sauté it, then add a bit of the water to make it tender. Just my method. 😉


    • Sally Hartley Sally Hartley on Apr 22, 2022

      I add some heavy cream. Just enough to cost the pasta. Love it

  • Barbara Danko Barbara Danko on Apr 21, 2022

    Can't wait to try, sounds delicious.