ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

It all started when I noticed that I had a fresh tomato and some fresh broccoli from the organic delivery company that I needed to use very soon. I had all the other ingredients on hand, so I threw this together and was very pleasantly surprised. It is very easy and very yummy!


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Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 oz
pasta shells, tiny, uncooked
1 c
broccoli florets
2 1/2 c
water
1 large
tomato, chopped
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried parsley
2 tsp
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium saucepan bring water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook over low heat about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2
Stir in broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
3
Heat oil in a medium saucepan and saute the chopped onion until translucent.
4
Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the pasta-broccoli water. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover, increase the heat to high, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated.
5
Remove from heat and season with basil, parsley, garlic and oregano.
6
Stir in the cooked pasta and broccoli mixture and mix well to coat.
7
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve while hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #creamy, #zesty