Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta | Pasta with Broccoli | Pasta Recipe

Broccoli Pasta , an easy yet delicious pasta recipe with broccoli. I came to know about broccoli only after we moved to US. In initial days, i had bought broccoli and tried some indian recipe just like cauliflower, but we didn't like it much. Later one day while preparing mix veg pasta, i threw some broccoli into it and it was awesome with pasta & cheese. So now next to mushroom, broccoli is my favorite for pasta.
It's a simple one pot dish and  ideal for any party or potluck. It's really a crowd pleaser. If you're preparing this dish for party or potluck,prepare the dish ahead without cheese. Just before serving,spread the cheese on top and reheat it in microwave or stove top as per your preference so that i gonna be cheese gooey while serving.
 

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Pasta | Recipe Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
Pasta - 11/2 cup
Broccoli - a small crown
Onion - 1/2
Tomato - 2
Capsicum - 1/2
Garlic - 3 pods
Italian Seasoning - 1tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp

Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup(shredded)

Procedure
First heat the water in large saucepan,bring into boil and  add salt & pasta .Cook the pasta as per instructions in the pack,drain and set aside. Cut onion & capsicum in to thin slices,broccoli into small florets and mince the garlic.Heat the pan with olive oil, add the garlic, saute it for 30 secs, then add sliced onions and saute till it translucent.Add the capsicum & broccoli one by one and saute till broccoli reduces its size.Puree the tomatoes and add into pasta along with italian seasoning,tomato ketchup ,paprika & salt. Cook till the raw smell of tomato goes off.Now add the pasta into tomato masala,give a good mix and then add the cheeseCover the pan with  lid till the cheese melts.Switch off the flame and the pasta is ready to serve.
Serve hot for better taste.
Notes:

  • Add salt carefully,since tomato ketchup and cheese already have salt.
  • Add more or less cheese as per your liking.
  • As per your preference, add more or less amount of broccoli.
  • For extra spicy, add a tsp of chili paste or pepper powder
  • Tastes best when served hot or warm.
  • You can use any type of pasta as per your like.

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