Rotini Pasta With Broccoli Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A sure to please pasta dish made with a garlicky pureed broccoli cream sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. Doesn't get any better than this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook broccoli in boiling salted water until tender.
  2. Reserve cooking water and remove broccoli to cool in ice water.
  3. Replace cooking water on heat and let it return to a boil.
  4. Cook pasta in water until tender and drain well.
  5. With food processor running, drop cloves of garlic into top feeder tube and let run until garlic is minced.
  6. Add broccoli and cream and process until smooth.
  7. Remove broccoli mixture to large skillet, add butter and heat slowly only until the butter melts.
  8. Add pasta to broccoli cream and heat through until thickened.
  9. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  10. Place on serving plate and top with Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

This recipe was pretty good. I ended up changing it up quite a bit because I found it a little bland without extra seasoning. I added about half a cup of parmesan to the saucepan just before serving and my boyfriend seemed really satisfied with that. Thank you :)

Ardenia September 22, 2010

My vegetable hating kid LOVED this dish. I added the fresh parmesan cheese, and extra garlick, during the cooking process which made it more flavorful.

Marin's Mom March 27, 2008

Needs the parmesan or a strong tasting cheese otherwise it can be a bit bland. Very nice and popular with our 3 year old.

Missy Wombat July 18, 2004

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