Broccoli pasta

by mimithorisson

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.