I recently discovered this dish and it is a fantastic vegetarian winter warmer and a very easy recipe. You can have it on its own or serve with crusty bread.

pasta with broccoli sauce


Pasta: 250 grams

Tender Stem Broccoli: 300 grams

Stock (chicken or vegatarian): 500 ml

Marscapone or Ricotta Cheese

Garlic: 4 cloves

Olive Oil





Cut the broccoli into florets (chop up the stems too they will get tender).

Tender Stem Broccoli

Chopped broccoli








Slice the garlic cloves and fry them in the olive oil till they are golden brown. Add broccoli and stir fry.

Chopped garlic being fried in olive oil

Broccoli being stir-fried









Add the stock, cover the dish and let simmer till all the broccoli has broken down into a sauce. Also add a ladle-full of pasta water to give it more depth.

Broccoli being cooked in stock

Broccoli sauce








Add oregano, salt and pepper to taste.

Mix it with boiled pasta, add mascarpone/ricotta/pecorino cheese. Optional: Sprinkle chilli flakes and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

pasta with broccoli sauce







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