ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

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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

How to Make ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

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.

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About ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

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