Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce, Plus A Giveaway

Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #pasta #meatlessmondays #italian

How many of you are nursing a St. Patrick’s Day hangover? Well, today I’m going to share a hearty recipe that will help settle your stomach. This simple linguine with broccoli and creamy Parmesan sauce is so fast and easy to prepare so it’s a great Monday night , or when you’ve partied too much, kind of meal. It is one of my favorite meals to cook on busy or lazy days, plus I usually have all of the ingredients in my kitchen.

Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #pasta #meatlessmondays #broccoli

Broccoli is a vegetable we should always have in out kitchen because it is so healthy and great for our bodies. It helps detoxify the body — so if you drank too much Guinness or Whiskey yesterday then you need to eat some broccoli. Additionally it is anti-inflammatory, improves Vitamin D deficiency, improves eye-health, supports skin health and repair, does not spike blood sugar levels, and it also helps prevent heart disease. Basically, eat your broccoli!

Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #pasta #meatlessmondays #italian

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Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce, Plus A Giveaway
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Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce is a delicious and fast dinner perfect for Meatless Mondays and busy nights.
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Meatless Mondays, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian, American, International, Meatless Mondays
Serves: 3-4
  • 1 (500gm or 1 lb.) pack of linguine pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli, all stems removed and cut into small even sized florets (I ended up with 290gm of florets)
Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp all purpose white flour
  • 1.5 cups or 350 ml whole fat milk (if you use other results will not be the same)
  • 1.4 oz or 40 gm grated parmesan cheese*
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  1. First we need to blanch the broccoli: In a medium saucepan or pot, boil enough water for the broccoli florets. Salt the water and add broccoli, allow to sit in the boiling water for 5 minutes or just until the color is a vibrant green and it begins to soften. Drain, and run under cold water then set aside in a separate bowl.
  2. Get the water boiling for the pasta and follow package instructions. In the meantime prepare the sauce. Using the same saucepan/pot that broccoli was blanched in, melt the butter. Next add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir until well combined, then slowly stir in the milk, until ingredients are well combined -- try to prevent flour lumps. Add the salt, ground black pepper, and grated cheese, stir until well combined. Allow the sauce to cook and thicken over low heat, making sure to stir often. Once the pasta has cooked, and been drained, gently stir the blanched broccoli into sauce. Allow to cook for two minutes then pour sauce into cooked pasta. Gently toss until noodles are well coated with the sauce. Serve straightaway with a side salad and bread if desired.
*For a creamier sauce you can add more cheese. Simply adjust to your taste.


Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #pasta #meatlessmondays #italian

See how simple and fast it is? It took me about 30 minutes to prepare — can’t beat that.

Home Gourmet Magazine | #foodmagazine #giveaway

I’m really excited to share this giveaway with you today. The giveaway is in celebration of the launch of this great new food magazine, Home Gourmet Magazine. Perhaps you recognize the cover photo? It is mine! I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and not just because my meatball photo is the cover shot. It is because this is all for a great cause.

The editors at Home Gourmet Magazine will be donating a portion of every sale to food-related charities. For example this month they are supporting CUESA, a San Francisco-based non-profit who supports a local farmer’s markets and childhood education programs.

Home Gourmet Magazine | #foodmagazine #giveaway

In celebration and hopes that you’ll help them support future issues and charities, they were kind enough to offer Spicie Foodie readers the first 2 issues of Home Gourmet Magazine for FREE!!

And this is how you can get your 2 free issues!
– Go to iTunes
– Choose “Current Subscribers” as the subscription option and enter code: tryhgm2months
If anyone has trouble, they can contact HGM directly at

Enjoy your free issues of Home Gourmet Magazine! And if you like what you see please tell your friends how they can support food-related charities by purchasing this magazine. ~ Thanks!

Home Gourmet Magazine | #foodmagazine #giveaway


  1. says

    Oh, my gosh…congrats on the magazine cover! Just gorgeous!!! Off to download a copy…thank you! And I’m loving this meatless pasta dish…perfect for Lent. And not one ingredient that the picky hubby could complain about ;)

  2. says

    Wow Nancy that’s incredible that the first issue has your stunning photo on the cover. Way to go!

    Your pasta sounds delicious. I’m sure I could eat the whole bowl myself.

  3. says

    Your pasta looks gorgeous! I love those pretty pink bowls too, I didn’t really do anything for St Patricks day so I don’t have any hangover issues ;)

    Now I am off to have a better look at the magazine :)

  4. says

    Beautiful beautiful photos Nancy…and the pasta sounds and looks perfect…creamy sauce…I love it!
    Hope you are having a fun week :)

  5. says

    Nancy, among all pastas I prefer linguine. And broccoli is one of my favourite veges. I usually stir fry it with just garlic and salt. I haven’t has broccoli with pasta before. Maybe I can come up with a Chinese version hah! hah!

  6. says

    Thinking of this for today’s lunch. I’ve been eating pasta these days (my husband is on business trip for 2 weeks, imagine my super quick and easy dinner!) and need something new. My kids will love this creamy Parmesan sauce! They will eat more broccoli if I cook this way. :)

  7. says

    First of all, I had to laugh because I NEVER would have thought to buy pink bowls much less use them in food photography. However, YOU not only used them, but made the dish and the whole picture just beautiful! Now, I not only want to eat this pasta dish, but I want to eat it from those bowls! :)


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