Broccoli Pasta in a Fresh Tomato Sauce

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“Determined to create my very own, 100% original pasta recipe, which I could call "mine" in all honestly, I made this for lunch today and was so thrilled with its fresh, light taste that I just HAD to post it and let everyone know that I'm not as unimaginative as I though! :) Reserving the pasta water saves some of the nutrients of broccoli from getting wasted.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Stir in broccoli and cook 5-8 minutes more, or until pasta is al dente.
  4. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
  5. Heat oil in a medium saucepan and saute the chopped onion until translucent.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the pasta-broccoli water.
  7. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Uncover, increase the flame to high, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the most of the water has evaporated.
  9. Remove from heat and season with basil, parsley and oregano.
  10. Stir in the cooked pasta-broccoli mixture and mix well to coat.
  11. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve hot!

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