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Broccoli & Pesto pasta

Recipe Aug 2023
Prep time: 2
Cook time: 10
Serves: 4

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  • 400g penne, farfalle or conchiglie pasta
  • 250g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp parmesan, grated


To begin, add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook it as per the instructions on the package. While the pasta is cooking, bring another pot of salted water to a boil and add the broccoli. Boil the broccoli for 4 minutes, then drain it and put it back in the pot. Use a potato masher or fork to gently mash the broccoli, then mix in the garlic, chilli flakes, and pine nuts.
When the pasta is done, drain it and return it to the pot. Stir in the broccoli pesto, followed by the olive oil. Season it generously with salt and pepper, then add the grated Parmesan. Toss the pasta well and serve.

Nutritional information

Calories 576
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 61.7g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Total Sugars 1.9g  
Protein 21g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 455mg 10%
We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these figures, as they are intended to serve only as a guide. Variations may occur for various reasons, and we make no representation or warranty of the information's accuracy.