Broccoli Pesto Pasta | How to make Broccoli Pesto Pasta

By Indrani Dhar  |  23rd Jan 2017  |  
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About Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe

Perfect recipe for kids who don't like to eat broccoli. Kids won't realise they are eating a healthy veggie. Easy-to-make, healthy and yummy, perfect for kids after-school snack or for lunch-box.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Broccoli Pesto Pasta by Indrani Dhar has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Broccoli Pesto Pasta at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Broccoli Pesto Pasta takes 5 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a good option for you. The flavour of Broccoli Pesto Pasta is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Broccoli Pesto Pasta on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Broccoli Pesto Pasta recipe on the page below.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Ingredients to make Broccoli Pesto Pasta

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Broccoli : 1 medium
  • carrot : thick long slices
  • garlic : 2-3 fat cloves(grated)
  • Milk : 1/2 cup
  • Mozzarella/parmesan : 2/3 cup, shredded
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Oil (Vegetable or olive oil) : 1 tblsp.
  • Dried chilli flakes : 1 tsp. (optional)

How to make Broccoli Pesto Pasta

  1. Cook the pasta in a big bowl of boiling water till al-dante. I dropped few carrot slices in there and cooked along. When done, strain and keep aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or in a steamer, steam or cook the broccoli till they are cooked. Broccolis should be little soft as we are going to mash them for pesto. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In a pan, heat oil, add grated garlic cloves, saute for a minute. Then add broccoli pieces, mash them completely with the back of your ladle. Now add cooked pasta along with carrot slices. Add seasonal fresh peas if you like. I did.
  4. Season with salt, black pepper and chilli flakes. Mix well and keep sauteeing for a couple of minutes. Now add milk and shredded cheese. On a medium flame, mix everything well till cheese melts and nicely coats the pasta.
  5. By now, your pasta will be nicely coated with mashed broccoli and cheese. Season as per your liking and remove from heat. Serve immediately from the pan. You can also add other vegetables if you want.

Reviews for Broccoli Pesto Pasta (3)

sabina haque3 years ago


Ruchi Gaur3 years ago

very nice recipe, kids do love pasta..

Pratibha Bhatnagar3 years ago


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