This Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe Costs Just $6.07 To Make
300g dried penne pasta
1 handful fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
40g Parmesan cheese, grated
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon dried chilli flakes
50g pine nuts
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
- Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water as per the packet instructions. Pop the broccoli florets into the boiling pasta water for the last 3 minutes of cooking, to cook the broccoli. Drain.
- In a dry frying pan, toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Keep a few aside to top your cooked pasta dish with.
- While the pasta and broccoli is cooking, place the basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice, garlic, and chilli flakes into a food processor and blitz. Stir, and then blitz again. Add 1 tablespoon of the boiling water if you need to bring it together a little more.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, broccoli and pesto. Serve! If you like things cheesy, top with extra Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts.