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Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Published Monday, 01 June, 2009 by Bethany

Alternative Pesto Pasta, Superhealthy



  • 400g of Penne Pasta
  • 250g of Broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Half a tsp of dried chilli flakes
  • 3 Tbsp of Pine Nuts
  • 5 Tbsp of Oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Cheese (Parmesan if you can afford it)


1) Cook the pasta first according to packet instructions, and also cook broccoli in a seperate pan of boiled water for 4 minutes.

2) Drain the broccoli and return to the pan and lightly mash it with a fork, grate the garlic and then mix in the chilli flakes and pine nuts.

3) Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. Stir in the broccoli pesto and the pour over the olive oil and season. Spoon in some grated parmesan or cheese and serve.

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