Creamy Broccoli Pasta – One Pot!

Pasta is a classic dish that everyone loves, but it can be difficult to find new ways to enjoy it. Luckily, this Creamy Broccoli Pasta recipe is a delicious twist on the classic pasta dish that is easy to make and requires only one pot.




  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups half and half
  • ½ lb. medium pasta shells
  • ¼ teaspoon EACH: onion powder, dried thyme, pepper
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: dried oregano, dried parsley
  • 3 ½ cups broccoli florets, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated into a powder



➔ 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨:



Measure out all ingredients prior to beginning. (This is called “mise en place” and is a good idea for quick recipes.) Pro Tip: Cut the broccoli into smaller pieces so that they cook more quickly.


Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the chicken broth, half and half, and seasonings.


Bring to a boil and add the pasta. Submerge the pasta into the liquid and let it return to a boil.



Cook partially covered according to package instructions. Add the broccoli during the last 6 minutes. Run a silicone spatula along the bottom of the pan occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking to it.


Remove cover taste-test a pasta noodle for doneness before proceeding. If needed, cover and cook longer, until your desired doneness is obtained.


Remove from heat. Add the lemon juice and use a silicone spatula to gently mix in the Parmesan cheese.


Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing. Garnish with parsley and serve with garlic bread with cheese.



➔ Pro Tips and Notes:


  • If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can blend the broccoli mixture in a blender or food processor before adding the pasta and cream.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use a gluten-free pasta instead of regular pasta.
  • For a vegetarian version, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • You can also add other vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or spinach to the dish for extra flavor and nutrition.


➔ Nutrition Information:


This Creamy Broccoli Pasta recipe serves 6 people and each serving contains approximately:


571 calories

28 grams of fat

20 grams of protein

60 grams of carbohydrates

5 grams of fiber

9 grams of sugar


Overall, this Creamy Broccoli Pasta recipe is a great way to enjoy a classic pasta dish with a healthy twist. It’s easy to make, requires only one pot, and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.



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