Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

Yes, that's right! We're cooking pasta with baby broccoli! You're kids will definitely love this. They wouldn't even notice that they're actually eating vegetables in this healthy dish.

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

The pasta recipes you can create with a few greens and cherry tomatoes are countless. Here's a recipe of my spinach and shrimps pasta, for instance. Cooking pasta with cherry tomatoes are a lot different from thick canned tomatoes. The flavors of a cherry tomato-based pasta recipe comes not solely from the tomato juices, but as well as the healthy oils, herbs and spices used for the dish.

And that's exactly what we will try to accomplish for this post. We will cook using the unique flavors and essences of the ingredients for this meal. This baby broccoli pasta is proudly low in trans fats, too; since we won't be using artificial flavorings. We will cook as if we really know how to make an exceptional gourmet dish.

Let's begin!

Ingredients in cooking baby broccoli pasta:
- baby broccoli, cut into short strips

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

- fresh mushrooms, cut thinly

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

-cherry tomatoes, halved

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

- garlic, crushed and chopped

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

- fresh basil leaves
- chicken breast, cut
- olive oil
- fish sauce
- pepper
- hot water
- pasta

Steps in cooking baby broccoli pasta:
1. Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
No need to wash the pasta with cold or running water as it drains. Do this only when the pasta is too salty from the pasta water. I usually put only 1 tbsp of salt in the pan when cooking pasta.

2. Heat the pan with olive oil.
3. Saute' the garlic when the oil is hot enough.
4. Add the chicken. Season with fish sauce as it cooks.
5. Mix the dish well.
6. Add the cherry tomatoes and a little water. Mix well.
7. Lower the heat to low-medium to allow the tomatoes to release its juices without drying out.

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

8. Add the mushrooms. Let them soften by covering the pan.
9. Add the baby broccoli. Mix well.
10. Add the basil. Mix well.

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta  Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

11. When the vegetables wilt in heat, season the dish with fish sauce and pepper.
12. Add the pre-cooked pasta. Mix well enough so the sauce sticks to the pasta.
13. Serve while hot with a cold drink.

Cooking Baby Broccoli Pasta

In summary:

Baby Broccoli Pasta with Chicken

5/5 stars

Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes (sauce) 30 minutes (pasta noodles)
Total time: 50-55 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

  • Garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Baby broccoli
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Black pepper powder
  • Fish sauce
  • Pasta noodles
  • Dried paprika (for garnish)
Cooking Directions
  1. Pre-cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
  2. Pour the oil in a hot pan.
  3. Saute' the garlic.
  4. Add the chicken.
  5. Season with fish sauce.
  6. Add the cherry tomatoes.
  7. Simmer to let the tomatoes juice.
  8. Add the mushrooms.
  9. Add the basil leaves.
  10. Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  11. Add the pasta noodles.
  12. Serve while hot.

I told you it was easy!

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
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