Broccoli pasta

This delicious and healthy pasta dish is perfect for a week-night dinner.  The kids adore this pasta – and I love seeing them eat their greens!  It’s so easy to make – you can use fresh or frozen broccoli (I always have a big bag of frozen broccoli in my freezer – so practical), and you will need a mixer/food processor – I own a Magimix and I can’t live without it.

Ingredients (serves 4)

600 grs broccoli (frozen or fresh)

10 cl double cream

400 grs spaghetti pasta (or any of your choice)

1 onion (chopped)

4 tbsp olive oil


Salt & pepper


6 – 8 small slices pancetta (fried & crumbled) – optional

30 grs parmesan


Pre-boil the broccoli for 8 minutes.

In a frying pan, fry the onion in the olive oil until soft and golden on a medium to low heat, add the broccoli and continue frying for 5 minutes.  Add the cream and turn off the heat.

Transfer to your food processor and mix until you get a good texture ‘sauce’.  Transfer back to your frying pan.  Re-heat on the lowest heat possible.

Fry the pancetta.  Once fried transfer to a paper towel to absorb excess fat.  Chop finely – so you can ‘sprinkle’ over your pasta.

Cook the pasta of your choice (mine is spaghetti).  Drain and mix the broccoli sauce.

Finally, sprinkle with parmesan and pancetta.

11 thoughts on “Broccoli pasta

  1. Merci pour cette recette que j’essayerai rapidement pour les enfants (et pour mon mari et moi!) Je découvre chaque jour un peu plus de vos recettes et attends avec impatience de les tester.

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