Yes, that’s right! We’re cooking baby broccoli pasta! You’re kids will definitely love this. They wouldn’t even notice that they’re actually eating vegetables in this healthy dish.
The pasta recipes you can create with a few greens and cherry tomatoes are countless. Here’s a recipe of my spinach and shrimps pasta, for instance. Cooking pasta with cherry tomatoes are a lot different from thick canned tomatoes. The flavors of a cherry tomato-based pasta recipe comes not solely from the tomato juices, but as well as the healthy oils, herbs and spices used for the dish.
And that’s exactly what we will try to accomplish for this post. We will cook using the unique flavors and essences of the ingredients for this meal. This baby broccoli pasta is proudly low in trans fats, too; since Cooking Like A Pro won’t be using artificial flavorings. We will cook as if we really know how to make an exceptional gourmet dish.
Baby Broccoli Pasta
- baby broccoli cut into short strips
- fresh mushrooms cut thinly
- cherry tomatoes halved
- garlic crushed and chopped
- fresh basil leaves
- chicken breast cut
- olive oil
- fish sauce
- hot water
- Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
No need to wash the pasta with cold or running water as it drains. Do this only when the pasta is too salty from the pasta water. I usually put only 1 tbsp of salt in the pan when cooking pasta.
- Heat the pan with olive oil.
- Saute' the garlic when the oil is hot enough.
- Add the chicken. Season with fish sauce as it cooks.
- Mix the dish well.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and a little water. Mix well.
- Lower the heat to low-medium to allow the tomatoes to release its juices without drying out.
- Add the mushrooms. Let them soften by covering the pan.
- Add the baby broccoli. Mix well.
- Add the basil. Mix well.
- When the vegetables wilt in heat, season the dish with fish sauce and pepper.
- Add the precooked pasta. Mix well enough so the sauce sticks to the pasta.
- Serve while hot with a cold drink.
Other ways to make Broccoli Pasta
To prepare this dish, you should start by pre-cooking the pasta. This will save you a great deal of time and effort. You can scale up the recipe according to your child’s appetite. Then, steam the broccoli for 2 minutes or until it’s soft and slightly wilted. Once the broccoli is cooked, you can mix it in with the pasta and sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan.
Heat a large pot of water on the stove. Once it’s boiling, add the broccoli and sausage to the pot and cook until golden brown. When the broccoli is ready, drain it in a colander. Pour the sauce back into the pot and stir well. Meanwhile, place the pasta and frozen broccoli in a saucepan. Add the pasta and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately. Once the pasta has cooled, you can serve it with the remainder of the sauce.
To make this vegetable pasta dish, cook the sausage until it is golden brown. While the sausage is cooking, add the baby broccoli and stir to ensure it is white. Once the chicken is cooked, add the cream and reduce the verjus to half. After that, add the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes. When the pasta is cooked, you can serve it in a large bowl and garnish with the remaining chopped parsley.
To prepare this dish, you must cook the sausage and broccoli. You should also cook the pancetta and garlic until they are golden and tender. Once the chicken is cooked, stir the broccoli and sausage to the sauce. Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the sauce and season it with salt and pepper. You can serve the dish with lemon slices. With these tips, you can make this delicious and healthy pasta for your baby. You can even prepare it for your toddler.
To prepare this dish, heat the oil and butter in a large pan. Sauté the sausage until it is white and browned on all sides. Then, add the baby broccoli and the chicken. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for five minutes. Once the pasta is done, add the chicken and the broccoli and then add the pasta and the sauce.
To prepare the sauce, you should heat a large pot of water and add the sausage and broccoli. After the chicken is done, stir it until the broccoli is tender. Then, add the pasta and fold it in. Put the baby broccoli and bacon into the sauce and serve. If you are planning to eat the meal as a whole, then this recipe will be perfect for you. If you are not a vegetarian, you can still prepare the dish for one or two servings.
To prepare the sauce, boil the pasta in lightly salted water until it’s al dente. When the pasta is ready, add the chicken and broccoli. Toss the pasta into the sauce and cook for about five minutes. When it’s done, add the cheese. Once the sauce is ready, turn the heat to low. Then, add the sausage and chicken, and add the pasta. Toss everything together and enjoy!
To prepare the sauce, heat olive oil in a large frying pan. When it’s hot, add sausage and broccoli. Stir until they are completely white. Then, add the wine and chicken broth. Reduce the wine until it reaches half. When the pasta is done, add the chicken and broccoli. Once the broccoli is cooked, stir the pasta until they are covered in the sauce. If needed, reheat the sauce and serve immediately.