Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Becca here with a recipe I actually made up at the last minute while trying to clean the fridge out.  Which, in my previous experience, can either be a really good thing, or a really bad thing.  Fortunately this time it was a good thing; all six members of my family actually really enjoyed this quick and easy pasta dish!  Best of all, it cooks quickly in one pan, so clean-up is easy.  I used one large bunch of broccoli, but you could easily sneak some more in if you have it.  We ate the pasta with fish and fruit for dinner.  Enjoy!

16 ounces your favorite pasta
1 broccoli bunch or crown (about 4 cups finely chopped)
3/4 cup your favorite pesto, homemade or store bought
1/4 - 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water

Cook pasta according to directions on box, adding broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking time.

Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.

Stir pesto into pasta, adding reserved cooking water a bit at a time, as needed.

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