Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Serves: 6

Spaghetti with Creamy Broccoli Pesto is great for kids—especially since they don't have to know it's full of good-for-them broccoli.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add broccoli and cook until soft, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add spaghetti to pot and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs.

Step 2

Add olive oil and garlic to broccoli and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in heavy cream and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Mix pasta with broccoli pesto, adding pasta water 1 Tbsp. at a time if pesto is too dry. Serve, passing additional Parmesan if desired.

Also appeared in: All You, August, 2013

Ratings & Reviews

lacau610's Review

February 22, 2015
My 2 year old loves this recipe.

AStock's Review

September 17, 2013

MAHester's Review

August 05, 2013
We put this on our "to have again" list. It needs a little pepper and salt and I am thinking a bit of Italian herbs. Otherwise, it was quite good. Both our teenager and 7-year old liked it. We would serve it for company.

JRussia822's Review

July 28, 2013

dorcol's Review

September 07, 2013
We really enjoyed this on our pasta. The only thing I did different was leave some whole pieces of broccoli to put on top, giving it a little more substance.