ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

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!

serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 oz
    pasta shells, tiny, uncooked
  • 1 c
    broccoli florets
  • 2 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 lg
    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
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How To Make

  • 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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