One-Pot Broccoli Cheese Pasta
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PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SIMON ANDREWS
We love an easy one-pot dinner for the simplicity and the cleanup. This creamy pasta is kind of the grown-up version of mac & cheese, but even easier and better. The broccoli is in no way hidden, but it's still a great way to sneak in an extra serving of greens, and even the pickiest of eaters will eat their vegetables if they are coated in cheese. Throw everything together and have yourself a no-fuss, delicious meal.
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Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 35 mins
extra-virgin olive oil
small yellow onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
medium head broccoli, cut into small florets
3 1/2 c.
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
freshly grated Parmesan
- In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
- Add pasta and broccoli, then stir in water and half-and-half. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, 12 to 14 minutes.
- Add cheeses and stir until melted.
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