If you’re looking for a deliciously easy, and super budget-friendly recipe, this Broccoli Pesto Pasta is a winner. With yummy flavours, and fresh green broccoli, it’s perfect for the whole family.
I recently created a cheap and cheerful recipe for you guys, and it went viral. It was this Vegemite pasta. It was super inexpensive, fast and easy.
As with anything viral online, I knew I shouldn’t have read the comments, but I read them. I did. And people mostly loved the easy recipe, but there were a small, vocal few who were aghast at the lack of vegetables in the dish. “WHERE IS THE NUTRITION?” they screamed through their screens.
Guys, I am bringing you the vegetables in this cheap and cheerful recipe. There’s green stuff. GREEN STUFF! Delicious green stuff, and the recipe costs just $6.07 to throw together. Let’s break it down…
Most pastas at Woolies are around $1, so using that as a starting point for a cheap meal is a good idea. Unlike the Vegemite Pasta this dish, this is packed with freshness and zest – from the basil and lemon. One of the smartest things you can do at home is make a little herb garden, so that you don’t have to buy herbs from the supermarket. Me, well… my neighbour is the master herb gardener and I just borrow from her. Smart, right?
Tips for making Broccoli Pesto Pasta:
- To make this recipe even more kid-friendly, puree the broccoli. When you’re making the pesto, toss in the cooked broccoli until it forms a semi-smooth paste.
- Change up the pasta. While I’m a big fan of penne, you can switch it up and use whatever pasta you like. You might like to use a fettuccine or even bow ties.
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