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.
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