Broccoli-Pasta Alfredo

recipe
Make this meatless pasta dish for a comforting and quick family dinner. The kids will love the creamy alfredo sauce and you will love that they are eating more broccoli.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 (16-oz.) package uncooked farfalle or bow-tie pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots*
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup refrigerated grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking time; drain and keep warm.

2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in Parmesan cheese and next 3 ingredients until smooth. Stir in pasta and broccoli. Serve immediately.

*1/4 cup finely chopped onion may be substituted.

Note:

June 2006
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