Broccoli Pasta in a Fresh Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Anu_N

Determined to create my very own, 100% original pasta recipe, which I could call "mine" in all honestly, I made this for lunch today and was so thrilled with its fresh, light taste that I just HAD to post it and let everyone know that I'm not as unimaginative as I though! :) Reserving the pasta water saves some of the nutrients of broccoli from getting wasted.

Top Review by luvcookn

We really enjoyed this! I did however add garlic and hot pepper flakes and used spinach pasta. This is fast and easy to put together. Thank you for sharing this great recipe that will be made alot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Stir in broccoli and cook 5-8 minutes more, or until pasta is al dente.
  4. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
  5. Heat oil in a medium saucepan and saute the chopped onion until translucent.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the pasta-broccoli water.
  7. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Uncover, increase the flame to high, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the most of the water has evaporated.
  9. Remove from heat and season with basil, parsley and oregano.
  10. Stir in the cooked pasta-broccoli mixture and mix well to coat.
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve hot!

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