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

Ingredients:

Pasta: 250 grams

Tender Stem Broccoli: 300 grams

Stock (chicken or vegatarian): 500 ml

Marscapone or Ricotta Cheese

Garlic: 4 cloves

Olive Oil

Oregano

Salt

Pepper

Method:

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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