This pasta dish is simple and quick to make. It serves 2 and is ready in less that 20 minutes.
150g rigatoni or penne pasta
3 spring onions
1 garlic clove
125g cherry tomatoes
1tbsp vegetable oil
pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste
75g cream cheese
salt and pepper
- Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook as directed.
- Meanwhile slice the spring onions, peel and finely grate the garlic, halve the tomatoes and thinly slice the broccoli florets and stalks.
- Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the spring onions and fry for 1 minute until soft. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, fry for a couple of minutes until they start to break down then add the broccoli. Fry for 2 minutes then add a ladle or small mug of the pasta water, give everything a stir and cover with a lid. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the broccoli is done, then remove the lid.
- Drain the pasta, add to the pan with the broccoli and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Stir through the cream cheese and finish with plenty more black pepper.