A fun and absolutely tasty way to eat your broccoli! My Healthy Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a 20 minute dinner that your family will love!
Pasta, pasta, pasta! Is there anything better than a large bowl of pasta!?
Seriously for me it’s the ultimate comfort meal. Anytime I’m exhausted or stressed out or need to end the day on a high note pasta is always the answer. Damn you pasta carbs. I love you so much!
It’s weird to think there was a time in my life when I didn’t really love pasta 🤷♀️ how is that even possible!? This happened shortly after coming back from a family trip to Italy to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins.
During our stay, I remember eating every single day and sometimes twice a day (lunch and dinner) in some way shape or form. And it’s wasn’t like we were eating the same pasta over and over again. Oh no, every day was something different, fresh and perfectly prepared by my aunt along with various meat dishes and desserts.
Oh how I’d go back now and eat incredible pasta for 2 weeks! But as a 10 year old kid, I got bored and turned off pasta for a while.
Luckily I eventually found my way back! The years that followed were filled with lots of pasta at restaurants to carb load for college tennis matches, in the dorms or while studying abroad because I was broke, and now pasta is family weekly staple!
A favorite during the summer months when broccoli is in season at the farmers market, is Broccoli Pesto Pasta. Instead of having large chunky pieces of broccoli in the pasta, this uses the broccoli to make a creamy flavorful pesto sauce.
Main awesome benefits about this recipe:
- Only 8 main ingredients
- Takes 20 minutes to make
- Toddler approved
- Healthy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free
Yep with just 8 main ingredients and 20 minutes of your time, a healthy comfort dinner is served! And I should add although my kid will not touch broccoli with a 10 foot poll, she will eat this broccoli pesto. Since she can’t physically see the broccoli, then it’s all good.
If you are not feeling pasta 😯 , this broccoli pesto is fabulous on grilled cheese sandwiches, on pizza, over polenta, mix into a potato salad, or even on toast.
In 20 minutes tonight’s dinner is served. A big bowl of healthy broccoli pesto pasta and a side of the hub’s garlic bread!
Recipe inspired by FoodNetwork.