Delicious Broccoli Pesto Pasta

A healthy new twist on the classic Italian pesto pasta. Broccoli is savory, nutritious and versatile so it adds a healthy boost to this delicious dish. It is the perfect choice for a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. Both kids and adults will get a hearty helping of broccoli with this amazing recipe.

Prep time: 30 min ; Servings: 2


  • 1 cup of basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. of pine nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup of fusilli
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 oz. feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. of basil, chopped

Method of preparation:

  1. Place basil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, pine nuts, kosher salt, and olive oil in a food processor and pulse.
  2. Cook the fusilli for 6 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Remove the pasta from heat and strain the liquid.
  5. Transfer into a bowl and add the lemon juice.
  6. Add 2 tbsps. of the previously prepared basil sauce, feta cheese, and 1 tbsp. of chopped basil.
  7. Stir well and serve.

I can never say no to pasta, especially when combined with veggies and cheese. The warm, slippery pasta coated with a sauce of spicy garlic and cheese, enhanced with nutri basil and broccoli. Can it get any better?

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