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

  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.

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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




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