ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

Ellen Bales

By
@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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1In a medium saucepan bring water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook over low heat about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2Stir in broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
3Heat oil in a medium saucepan and saute the chopped onion until translucent.
4Add 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.
5Remove from heat and season with basil, parsley, garlic and oregano.
6Stir in the cooked pasta and broccoli mixture and mix well to coat.
7Sprinkle 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