This Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Pasta is healthy and utilizes pre-made tortellini and fresh broccoli. It is also a family friendly meal that your toddler or kids will enjoy!
My toddler just loves this Creamy Broccoli Pasta, he is a picky eater and is not a huge fan of broccoli but when it is made like this.
He will eat it all up no problem! Making it a win win family dish for us as it is also ready in less than 20 minutes!
What I also love about this recipe is that it really takes no special effort to make and always comes out so fresh and delicious every single time!
Double up this recipe to serve more people easily!
IS BROCCOLI PASTA HEALTHY
Yes it is, you can make it more lean if you want by repacking the cream with whole milk if desired.
WHAT IS BROCCOLI PASTA
It is a pasta (any pasta of your choice) boiled in water half way through. Then has fresh broccoli added to the pasta water to cook it and the pasta till tender.
Once that is done the pasta is removed along with the broccoli for later and a sauce is made to accompany the dish.
CAN YOU BOIL PASTA AND BROCCOLI TOGETHER
Yes that is the best part about this recipe, the pasta is half cooked then the broccoli is added where it cooks all together till fork tender.
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Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
- 227 gram package of tortellini
- 2 cups of diced broccoli
- 1/2 cup cream
- 2 tbsp ricotta cheese
- 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by brining a medium pot of water to a boil then add in your pasta, cook half way through
- Then add in the fresh diced broccoli pieces and cook with the pasta till fork tender
- Strain the pasta and broccoli together and set aside
- In the same pot add in the milk all the 2 cheeses and melt over medium heat stirring constantly
- Once melted add back in the cooked pasta and broccoli and toss to coat
- Serve hot!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1199mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 31g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix