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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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! :)

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

Sounds yummy. I love broccoli and ricotta!

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

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

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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!

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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!!!

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Nicole January 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

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

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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.

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Kim Bee January 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

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

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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 =)

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

oo how nice! I bet we would love this!

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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?

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FamilyFoodie May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Helen,
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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