Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Very creamy and a little cheesy. Great way to get kids to eat broccoli! This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home. You can use fresh or frozen broccoli in this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 -12 ounce) package pasta (I use fettucine or rotini)
  • 2 -3 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 13 cups milk
  • 14 cup romano cheese, shredded (or parmesan)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until tender, but still crisp, about 5 minutes, and drain.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in flour until smooth.
  5. Gradually whisk in milk.
  6. Bring to a boil, and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and broccoli.
  9. Toss with the pasta to coat.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a very fast and easy recipe. I added about 3 cloves garlic, reduced the butter to about 2 tablespoons, sprinkled liberally with salt and mixed with 8 ounces fettucini. I used whole milk, and the results were very creamy and delicious. Although I could see why some people might prefer half-and-half, I wouldn't because I don't like the extra fat. I steamed the broccoli over the pasta while it was cooking. In 5 minutes it was tender but still very green in color. Great recipe!

5 5

I loved this recipe. I also added 2 cloves of garlic and should have added a third. I added grilled chicken to this dish and my whole family loved it. Will definitly be making this again.

4 5

Kids love it! I actually puree my broccolli after steaming and incorporate in the sauce before pouring over the noodles...for the kids sake. Great way to get them to eat up their veggies. I do add garlic as others have suggested and am very liberal with the salt otherwise it is kinda bland. It is a great starter recipe that you could add all kinds of things to...sauteed onions, mushrooms, red pepper flakes, cubed ham, whatever you'd like. Definetely a staple in my house!