Creamy Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

After a great meaty dinner at Fogo de Chao last night, Adam and I were both craving anything without meat. I had this pasta dish for later in the week but we gave it a shot.

I couldn't be more happy with the results, I am always nervous creating my own recipes, but I am getting more comfortable. This is great, has great flavor and could be very versatile.

Creamy Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts (From: Myself)
  • Ziti pasta (cooked to al dente)
  • 4 T. butter
  • 2 c. frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 c. pine nuts
  • 1 T. seasoning salt
  • 1 T. onion powder
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 T. flour
  • 3/4 c. parmesan

Melt butter in a large skillet, once melted stir in flour until you get a paste consistence. Add whipping cream, and milk. Stir with a whisk until smooth.

Add seasonings and cook over medium/low until bubbly and reduced.

Stir in parmesan cheese and cook until cheese is melted.

Add broccoli, pine nuts, and pasta. Stir together. Serve in bowls topped with parmesan and a dash of pine nuts.


That Girl said...

I seriously cannot eat creamy pasta without broccoli. It's a necessary ingredient.

Amanda said...

What is Fago de Chao? Review, please.

~Amber~ said...

I love creamy pastas. Mmmmmm Mmmmm Good.

TS said...

That pasta looks delicious!