Broccoli Pasta

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

150g broccoli

1tbsp vegetable oil

pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste

75g cream cheese

salt and pepper

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook as directed. 
  2. Meanwhile slice the spring onions, peel and finely grate the garlic, halve the tomatoes and thinly slice the broccoli florets and stalks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

About mabel60

I am a Scot living in England. When my grand-daughter who lives in France started college she asked for some of our family recipes. My other grandchildren enjoyed them too so I hope that they will be useful to anybody who likes well tried, easy recipes. Some of my newer recipes do take more than 10 minutes, but none are complicated.
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1 Response to Broccoli Pasta

  1. mabel60 says:

    Thank you. I am glad that you like this quick, healthy dish.

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