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

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!

Kumquat the Cat's friend August 31, 2005

Tastes just like the alfredo I buy which I LOVE. You need to use a ton of salt for the broccoli and sauce to all taste good. Alfredo is the best!

The_SarahLynn August 03, 2016

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.

jthompsn May 20, 2014