Broccoli ricotta pasta #weekdaysupper Everyone has that super easy go to recipe that they can whip up in no time for dinner during a busy week.  For me, broccoli ricotta pasta is that recipe and one of my favorites.  I can remember trying it for the first time when my kids were little at a friends house.  My kids weren’t crazy about broccoli but when this dish was put in front of them, they gobbled it right up.   When I asked my friend Darlene how to make it, I couldn’t believe how easy it was.  It has been a Weekday Supper staple in our home ever since.

Not only is this Broccoli Ricotta Pasta Recipe super easy, it is a great way to sneak broccoli into the kids diet.

Broccoli Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli Ricotta Pasta


  • One head of Broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 16 ounce of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 16 oz Pasta of choice
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese for garnish if desired


  1. Steam the Head of Broccoli
  2. Heat Olive Oil in large skillet
  3. Add Garlic and Broccoli and saute on high for 5 minutes
  4. Turn heat to low and using a fork, mash the Broccoli until Mashed
  5. Add the Ricotta Cheese and Parmesan Cheese, mix well
  6. Blend with Pasta & top with shaved Parmesan Cheese
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

What a wonderful idea! I love this and no pasta involved!! I could go for a big bowl of this for breakfast! :)


Lane @ Supper for a Steal January 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Sounds yummy. I love broccoli and ricotta!


The Kitchen Edition January 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Such a lovely combination – wonderful flavors, easy preparation and economical too!


Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I’m not a big broccoli fan either but I def. think I could be tricked into eating it in this pasta! Looks sooooo good!


Bea January 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Oh, what a fantastic Weekday Supper dish. Absolutely fantastic – I will use the dairyfree ricotta and it will be on our menu soon :) Fantastic!!!


Nicole January 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

Oh this looks absolutely delicious. I would totally make this for my family – perfect #weekdaysupper dish!!


gina valley January 26, 2013 at 1:19 am

That sounds so good and simple!
I was just lamenting my dinner making rut today. So glad to have this to try. I think my kids will love it.


Kim Bee January 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

I want this right now. This looks so good. Love the fresh parm over it.


The Ninja Baker January 26, 2013 at 5:07 am

Thank you Isabel for this recipe featuring foods I love…I just never thought of them together. I confess the easy factor is very appealing, too =)


Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

oo how nice! I bet we would love this!


Helen April 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

This sounds so good, but I’m perplexed by the ingredient, “cooked ricotta”
What does this mean?


FamilyFoodie May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I am not sure what you mean. Ricotta Cheese is added to the cooked pasta. Please let me know if I can help further.


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