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Broccoli Pasta

A cheesy broccoli pasta recipe

Broccoli Pasta

Serves: 2 people

Nutrition Values: 275 cal, 6.9g fat, 7g Carbs, 28g Protein

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 150g of rigatoni or penne pasta (or any pasta you wish)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 150g broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (replace with black pepper if spice is not your thing)
  • 75g cream cheese
  • Half a tablespoon of salt

Method:

  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for approximately 12 minutes.
  • During this time, finely grate the garlic and slice the onions. Thinly slice the broccoli florets and stalks, then halve the tomatoes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Add the sliced spring onions and fry for approx. 1 minute.  Add the garlic and chilli flakes, again fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes to the mix, fry for a further 2 minutes until they start to break down and add the broccoli.
  • Take a small mug of the pasta water on the boil and pour into the mix. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until the broccoli is cooked.
  • Drain the pasta and add to the broccoli mix, season with salt and pepper. Stir through the cream cheese and cook altogether for a further 1 minute.
  • Time to dish up!
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