This delicious and healthy pasta dish is perfect for a week-night dinner. The kids adore this pasta – and I love seeing them eat their greens! It’s so easy to make – you can use fresh or frozen broccoli (I always have a big bag of frozen broccoli in my freezer – so practical), and you will need a mixer/food processor – I own a Magimix and I can’t live without it.
Ingredients (serves 4)
600 grs broccoli (frozen or fresh)
10 cl double cream
400 grs spaghetti pasta (or any of your choice)
1 onion (chopped)
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
6 – 8 small slices pancetta (fried & crumbled) – optional
30 grs parmesan
Pre-boil the broccoli for 8 minutes.
In a frying pan, fry the onion in the olive oil until soft and golden on a medium to low heat, add the broccoli and continue frying for 5 minutes. Add the cream and turn off the heat.
Transfer to your food processor and mix until you get a good texture ‘sauce’. Transfer back to your frying pan. Re-heat on the lowest heat possible.
Fry the pancetta. Once fried transfer to a paper towel to absorb excess fat. Chop finely – so you can ‘sprinkle’ over your pasta.
Cook the pasta of your choice (mine is spaghetti). Drain and mix the broccoli sauce.
Finally, sprinkle with parmesan and pancetta.