Pasta with creamy basil and broccoli sauce

A delicious lunch for your next workplace event.
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A woven brown bowl filled pasta and broccoli, sitting on a folded white cloth
g Best choice Main meal
Ingredients
Serves
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Method
  1. Cook broccoli, zucchini and garlic in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender and bright green. Take care not to over-cook.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, scoop vegetables and garlic into a food processor with ½ cup of the cooking water, basil, cream cheese, parmesan and pepper. Blend until a smooth sauce is formed.
  3. Using the same pot of water, cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain.
  4. Pour broccoli sauce into a separate saucepan, stir through the peas and cook, over low heat, for 3 minutes or until peas are just cooked. Add the cooked pasta and toss to combine.
  5. Serve pasta topped with a sprinkling of shaved parmesan and black pepper.

Tips

  • Try adding cherry tomatoes, or cooked asparagus spears (chopped) in step 4 to add some extra flavour.

Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

 
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