Easy One Pot Broccoli Pasta recipe that the entire family is going to love! It’s quick to make, you only need 15 minutes! This is a healthy simple dish made with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, only 248 calories a serving.
Quick Broccoli Pasta
This is a one pot meal that takes 15 minutes TOTAL to make. That means that it’s a favorite of my family to eat on those busy weeknights where it feels like noone has enough time to make a healthy meal.
The only cooking you’ll be doing is boiling the pasta. Everything else is added into the pot at the very end. In just 15 minutes, you’ll be serving a beautiful spaghetti meal to your family that looks like it took much longer!
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One Pot Spaghetti Recipe
Besides the taste (this meal is delicious), I love making this for dinner because it’s a one pot recipe. Do you know what means? It’s easy! Less dishes means a more happy Pamela! You’ll be adding everything into the pot that you cook the spaghetti in. Don’t you love that?
A Garden Tradition Meal
We call this meal one of our garden tradition meals because it’s always the first meal we make when we pick the first broccoli of the year. We’ve been making it for years, that it’s now a certain that when the first broccoli is picked, this is going to be on the table for dinner that night!
Let’s take a moment to oooh and ahhh at this beautiful broccoli we grew this year!
Why is it the perfect garden meal? The broccoli is the star. This is a simple dish that doesn’t need a lot of fancy ingredients in it. The freshness of the broccoli shines through.
Ingredients for Broccoli Pasta
I told you the ingredients are simple!
Should I cook the broccoli or not?
You’ll need 1 head of broccoli for this meal chopped up into florets. If you want to follow the recipe how I make it then don’t cook the broccoli. I want to taste the freshness of the broccoli florets, so by cooking it beforehand I’m losing that crunch.
If you don’t love the crunch of broccoli, or you are using a head that seems a little more rough (and you suspect not as fresh), then add the broccoli into the boiling water with the spaghetti with 5 minutes left to go. This will soften up the broccoli.
Parmesan Cheese Makes Everything Better
Cheese makes everything better, so don’t forget to add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top of each plate. Because of the olive oil the Parmesan sticks to the pasta perfectly. You can even add a double sprinkle if you want. Or triple! (I’m a cheese addict!)
Can I add Sausage or Chicken to this meal?
Yes, you sure can. Chicken Broccoli Pasta or Sausage Broccoli Pasta are both delicious meals. You’ll want to cook the meat in another pan and add it into the large pot at the very end when you are adding the rest of the ingredients.
For chicken, I recommend shredded boneless chicken breasts. For sausage we like either ground Italian sausage, or Italian sausage chopped up into 1/4 inch slices.
I’m kind of a broccoli lover, so here’s some of my other favorite broccoli recipes:
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- 1 pound spaghetti
- 1 head of broccoli chopped into florets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- salt + pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook as instructed on the package.
- While the spaghetti is cooking chop the broccoli into florets.
- When the spaghetti is done, drain and put back into pot.
- Add broccoli, olive oil, oregano and salt + pepper to taste into the pot. Using a large spoon, stir to combine all the ingredients together.
- Serve on plates, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.