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Monday, February 11, 2013

Pasta e Broccoli - Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Pasta e Broccoli
Ever since I started trying new pasta recipes, I wanted to try pasta with broccoli combination and when I was searching for recipes with it, I found it was named Pasta e Broccoli. I referred the recipe and as usual made my own adjustment and here is the recipe.

Pasta e Broccoli Recipe
The pasta looks bland but I bet you will fall in love for the flavour when you taste it. The crunch of broccoli in every bite with the cheese...It is simple and delicious!
Pasta e Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli Pasta Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Italian

Pasta - 1 cup
Broccoli - 1 medium sized floret(comes to 3/4 cup)
Garlic - 4 chopped finely
Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Oregano / Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Pistachios - 1 tbsp
Cheese - 2 tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Boil water(just enough for the pasta to immerse) in a pan, when it starts boiling add the pasta wih little salt and 1/4 tsp oil and cook until soft yet firm enough to bite. Cut the broccoli into small bite sized florets and soak in hot water(just incase to remove worms if any), drain the water.
    How to make broccoli pasta - Step1
  2. Bring water to boil and add the broccoli florets and cook until soft, yet crunchy. Keep aside. In a pan dry roast pistachios until crisp.Reserve the cooked water.
    How to make broccoli pasta - Step2
  3. Grind it to a coarse powder,set aside. In a pan heat oil - add chopped garlic, chilli flakes and fry till golden brown.Then add broccoli,pepper powder and saute.
    How to make broccoli pasta - Step3
  4. Saute till it shrinks and changes color, then add the cooked pasta along with oregano then sprinkle the broccoli stock water(no need to add fully) and give a quick stir. Then add pista powder and cheese - give a quick toss and switch off.
    How to make broccoli pasta - Step4
Serve hot with a generous garnish of cheese.
Broccoli Pasta Recipe

My Notes:

  • Parmesan cheese is usually preferred for this recipe. But I didnt get it here so went ahead with just amul cube cheese. Parmesan cheese helps binding easier but I loved it with cube cheese too :)
  • Dont overcook broccoli it should be crunchy enough to bite.
  • It is more like salad kind so dont try to overpower with the spices.
  • Adjust pepper powder and chilli flakes according to your spice level.
Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Nice & fresh pasta recipe..No hassle of making cheesy or tomato sauce..Quick & simple!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Awesome.. I tried it and my 20 months son simply loved it!! Way to go girl!

  3. wow.. yummy pasta.. :) lovely clicks..

  4. Simple and easy one - perfect for kids

  5. Wow Awesome recipe.I guess pista would further enhance the taste..


  6. Really interesting... nice textures too.

  7. Awesome recipe.. pistachios would really enhance the taste!!!


  8. Awesome recipe...pistachios would really enhance the taste.

  9. a very healthy pasta, I love the bright green with white pasta!

  10. Love the comination of broccoli and pasta.. They look so delicious!!

  11. Simple and healthy pasta...love it...

  12. Delicious and healthy pasta..nice delectable clicks :)

  13. Wow what an awesome color combination in the pasta and the clicks:-)Loved the pistacios addition twists:-)

  14. pista n pasta innovative combo...n healthy broccoli :) yummy

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  16. Cute presentation and healthy recipe with pasta. Love them.

  17. love your way of presenting sharmilie sister.
    I truly appreciate you for that lovely clicks.
    I like your clicks more than your receipes
    simple and healthy dish.


  18. Sounds really easy and good, kids would love this healthy one

  19. Sounds very easy n delicious...love broccoli in any form...will try this for sure!! Inviting pics as always!

  20. What a coincidence. I made something similar, but used noodles. We are a big pasta loving family :).

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  21. This is my favourite way to have pasta. My version is very similar to this, but will try it with pistachios, or perhaps walnuts, the next time I make it. I just found your site and will be visiting often.

  22. mmmm.... perfect pasta recipe. Loved this version.


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