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Broccoli Pasta

A cheesy broccoli pasta recipe

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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:

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for approximately 12 minutes.
  2. During this time, finely grate the garlic and slice the onions. Thinly slice the broccoli florets and stalks, then halve the tomatoes.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the tomatoes to the mix, fry for a further 2 minutes until they start to break down and add the broccoli.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Time to dish up!
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