Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the best, and that rings true of this broccoli parmesan pasta. In less than 20 minutes and with under 5 ingredients, you can create a warm, filling, and comforting healthy dinner. The parmesan cheese melds together tender broccoli and al dente pasta, and adds a salty, nutty note, creating an outrageously delicious dish.
Luckily, it’s fast and easy enough for anyone to make even on a weeknight, and has simple ingredients, which somehow all come together and bring out the best in each other, creating one of the tastiest pasta dishes you’ll ever have.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 cup pasta, uncooked
1 cup broccoli florets
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, vegan parmesan substitute, or nutritional yeast
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a pot. Cook pasta according to directions on package.
2. Bring 1-2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
3. Chop broccoli into even pieces and place in a steamer basket, and place on top of the saucepan. Cover with lid and steam until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Alternately, cook broccoli covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
4. Drain cooked pasta and return to pan. Add olive oil, cooked broccoli, grated Parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste.