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.

Recipe by MyRecipes January 2015

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Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
18 mins
total:
23 mins
Yield:
Serves: 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; fat 23g; saturated fat 9g; protein 19g; carbohydrates 63g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 42mg; sodium 482mg.