Pasta House Pasta Con Broccoli (Actual Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the acutal recipe (not a copycat) as posted on their website and as printed in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. THE REAL DEAL HERE MY FRIENDS (there are others posted on this website, but none of them are this exact recipe). This is so yummy and is a St. Louis tradition. This recipe serves 2, so feel free to double or triple it to feed your family. Serve as a main dish (as they do) with a Pasta House Salad on the side! It also makes a nice side dish to grilled chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until half done (about 4 minutes); drain. Return pasta to the pot.
  2. Add cream, butter, garlic, tomato sauce, broccoli, salt and pepper. Bring to a hard boil.
  3. When noodles are fully cooked and sauce is starting to thicken, add mushrooms and stir to combine.
  4. Remove from the heat; add cheese.
  5. Toss and serve.


Most Helpful

INCREDIBLE! My 4-year-old and I have a girl's night out once a month and always have Pasta House Pasta Con Broccoli. This was spot-on if not better. I x4 the recipe and used a quart of cream and 1 stick of butter. Maybe should rename to "Heart-Attack Pasta". I don't like to "lighten up recipes. I'd rather eat it the way it was meant to be and just eat smaller portions. To make the dish happen faster, I threw in a 12 ounce bag of Trader Joe's organic cut broccoli florets into the boiling pasta about 5 minutes into cooking. Came out perfectly. I also use Gourmet Garden garlic (in a tube). It is amazing stuff. I usually am light on the salt, but I really had to put quite a bit of salt into this to bring it up to an acceptable level. Other than that, this will be our go-to pasta when we are craving a white sauce. This deserves 20 stars!

laughingdogs June 15, 2009

Yum! When I was a little girl, my mother and I had 'girl' days which always ended with dinner at the Pasta House. This dish was one of our favorites! My mother recently passed and I no longer live anywhere near a Pasta House. So, when I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it. I will say that I used fat free cream, and it was still an amazing dish. My husband enjoyed it as well, his only thought was that maybe we could add some shrimp or chicken next time. Thank you much for sharing the recipe and bringing back some good memories for me!

Colfax Wife July 16, 2010

I really enjoyed this, but I had to make some changes to bump up the flavor and nutritional value. Instead of tomato sauce, I used tomato paste. I doubled the broccoli and mushrooms, use 1/4 cup of cream and 3/4 cup of milk, only 1 tbsp of the butter, and added a 1/2 cup frozen green peas, 12 halved grape tomatoes, and some chopped fresh basil and red pepper flakes. It knocked the calorie count to about 500 calories a serving, and it still tasted great. It would probably be even better with all of the cream and butter but since there are people with heart issues in my household, I had to adjust. Thanks for posting this recipe!

sarah40460 June 29, 2011

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