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Linguine with Broccoli and Creamy Parmesan Sauce, Plus A Giveaway

by Spicie Foodie on March 18, 2013

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.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Meatless Mondays, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian, American, International, Meatless Mondays
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
*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 http://bit.ly/sf-hgm01
- Choose “Current Subscribers” as the subscription option and enter code: tryhgm2months
If anyone has trouble, they can contact HGM directly at http://homegourmetmagazine.com/contact

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

in Meatless Mondays,Noodles/Pasta,Vegan/Vegetarian

{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mallika March 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Wow! That pasta looks delicious!

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2 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Thanks Mallika!

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3 Rosa March 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM

A wonderful spaghetti dish! That is one of my favorite pasta sauces…

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Thanks Rosa and glad to hear it!

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5 Liz March 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM

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 ;)

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6 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Thank you Liz, enjoy the magazine. Haha so it’s a husband-friendly meal:)

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7 Asiya March 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM

That looks delicious! Love the addition of broccoli!

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8 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Thanks Asiya!

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9 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Comforting pasta!

ps: Congrats on making the cover for this new magazine. So exciting! :)

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10 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Thanks Kiran!:)

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11 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 18, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I fell in love with the first picture, its just perfect Nancy! Great giveaway by the way.

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12 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Thank you Helene!! Enjoy the mag

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13 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz.com March 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I did not drink so no hangover to nurse and restore, but that won’t stop me from enjoying this wonderful dish. Great new magazine thank you for sending out the word.

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14 Spicie Foodie March 18, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Thank you Evelyne and enjoy your pasta!

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15 Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Congrats to you for being on the cover!!! And your linguine broccoli recipe looks amazing!

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16 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Thank you Liz!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I love everything about this dish! Broccoli is a favorite veggie and the creamy parmesan sauce sounds wonderful :).

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18 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Thank you Laura. Broccoli is great as it goes with so many things or yummy all it’s own.

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19 claudia lamascolo March 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Spectacular you just make me want to eat the photo!

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20 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Thank you Claudia:)

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21 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun March 19, 2013 at 1:30 AM

You dazzle once again. Beautiful, beautiful photos with an equally lovely recipe.

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22 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Muchas Gracias Victoria!

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23 Vicki Bensinger March 19, 2013 at 2:01 AM

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.

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24 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Thank you Vicki! It’s so simple but so satisfying and yes a second bowl is a must;)

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25 yummychunklet March 19, 2013 at 2:23 AM

I’m so ready to eat pasta again! This looks delicious!

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26 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Yay,e enjoy your pasta!

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27 Suzanne Perazzini March 19, 2013 at 4:16 AM

I love the look of that shocking pink bowl against the dark background. I must go have a look at that magazine. Congratulations on being on the cover.

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28 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Thank you Suzanne! Enjoy the magazine and the recipes in it.

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29 The Squishy Monster March 19, 2013 at 5:18 AM

I love love love your pictures! They’re always so sexy and seductive =)

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30 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Thank you so much, that is such a great compliment. I might have to quote you sometime;)

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31 anna March 19, 2013 at 5:35 AM

congrats on the photo! it’s gorgeous!

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32 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Thank you Anna! Go download a copy for yourself:)

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33 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au March 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Love broccoli ,just love it. It is perfect with parmesan and pasta, a staple at our house

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34 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

It works great with parmesan and pasta. That’s great Tania!:)

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35 Caitlin March 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM

nancy, your blog is gorgeous! thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so that i could find yours!

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36 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Thank you so much Caitlin. I truly enjoyed yours and will be back soon.

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37 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

This is a simple yet very delicious pasta dish.

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38 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:11 PM

It really is very simple. Thanks Angie!

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39 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef March 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM

I love linquine and your creamy parmesan sauce sounds delicious, add broccoli and I’m healthy. Great visit AND I get two magazines. Win!

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40 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Yeppers:) Thank you Maureen!

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41 Patty March 20, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Love your healthy satisfying pasta and your pink!!!!
Always loved that meatball shot- makes me crave meatballs,lol ;-)

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42 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Thank you Patty! Hope all is well with you. xx

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43 GourmetGetaways March 20, 2013 at 4:33 AM

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 :)

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44 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Thank you Julie! I only had a coffee spiked with Irish creme liqueur, hehe:) Enjoy the magazine.

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45 Juliana March 20, 2013 at 4:57 AM

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

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46 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Thank you so much Juliana! Hope your Monday is going great.

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47 Raymund March 20, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Wow that looks really delicious and healthy! Yum!

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48 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Thank you Raymund!

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49 Phong Hong March 20, 2013 at 7:07 AM

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!

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50 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM

It is high on my favorite pastas too, Phong. Oh I love the sound of your stir fried broccoli. Yes, do!:)

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51 Ramona March 20, 2013 at 2:11 PM

This pasta would make my family very happy… especially my son. He adores all the ingredients here. :)

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52 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Thank you Ramona and I hope you make it for him sometime.

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53 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 20, 2013 at 5:55 PM

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. :)

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54 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Hi Nami! This is definitely an easy quick dinner. Enjoy!

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55 GourmetGetaways March 20, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I downloaded the magazine and it is wonderful! Congratulions Nancy :)

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56 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Thanks Julie, glad to hear it!

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57 mjskit March 22, 2013 at 3:30 AM

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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58 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Hehe, me neither and not even sure what compelled me to buy them. But I think it was money well spent, lol! Thank you MJ:)

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59 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 25, 2013 at 8:23 PM

This linguine is stunning and looks delectable!

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60 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Thank you Kayle!

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61 Kim@Treats & Trinkets March 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Yum. I’m a pasta addict, and this sounds amazing

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62 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Me too Kim, thanks:)

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63 Mary Watts March 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Will try this soon :) Looks delish.

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