Tuesday, June 7, 2016

One Pot Broccoli Pesto Pasta

I'm here to share another super easy, flavorful and relatively light dinner idea with you guys! And it's a one-pot meal which means EASY and QUICK clean up!
I actually adapted this recipe from two separate recipes, and kind of played with them both to create this one dish.

What You Need:
~1 box penne
~about 2 pounds broccoli head, cut into pieces/chopped
~7 oz sundried tomatoes
~4 Tbsp pesto
~juice of one lemon (2-3 Tbsp)
~3 cloves of garlic, minced (1.5 tsp minced garlic from jar)
~1 Cup feta cheese


What You Do:
1. Cook the pasta in salted, boiling water according to the package directions. About 5 minutes before the end of the pasta cook time, add in the cut up broccoli and continue to cook.
(the pasta is hiding at the bottom, but it's in there)
2.  Drain the pasta and broccoli into a colander. While those are in the colander, heat up the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in the bottom of the same pot that you just used and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the broccoli and pasta back into the pot, and mix together. Then add in the lemon juice and pesto. Mix, then add in the feta and stir to combine over low heat.
5. Serve it up and enjoy!
Like I said, mega easy, and not even that much hands on time! Hopefully this graces your table sometime during these warmer months!

29 comments:

  1. This looks so good, I'd have to leave out the pesto since Gary is allergic, but everything else is YUMMY! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Love that this is quick and easy and nothing beats an easy clean up during the work week! Love the feta addition too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Sounds delish! I've never tried boiling broccoli before but one-pot meals are definitely ideal for weeknight dinners.

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  4. My husband would absolutely love this! And one pot meals are my favourite. They make clean up so easy!

    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  5. This looks so good and easy! Adding this to my to try list!

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  6. Mmmm this looks delicious!! Like a perfect light summer meal to eat out back on the patio! Will be trying soon!

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  7. I just got a jar of pesto....yum, you have the best dishes with that lil twist that draws us in and has our tastebuds tingling!!!! Looks delish!!!

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  8. looks DIVINE!! Pesto is one my favorite "go-to" sauces/flavors! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  9. Oh my this looks so good!!!

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  10. You had me at one pot!!!!! :) This sounds delicious! I only grabbed enough ingredients for dinner until Wednesday at the grocery last night, so this might be whats on the menu for Thursday or Friday!

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  11. Yummm! I am ALL about the one pot meals and this looks amazing!

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  12. Yum!!! I bet this would be good cold the next day too! Anything with feta cheese and I'm sold. :-)

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  13. Yum! Easy and delicious - one pot meals are my favorites!

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  14. Holy deliciousness! You had me at pesto and sundried tomatoes <3
    Green Fashionista

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  15. This looks and sounds seriously delicious!! I need to write this recipe down and make it asap :)!

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  16. I've made this exact same pasta, minus the broccoli, since college - one of my favorite easy meals!

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  17. Pasta + broccoli + feta + sun-dried tomatoes?! Sounds like the perfect summer recipe to me! And easy to clean? Yes please! Pinning for later!

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  18. I love me a one pot meal. This looks great and healthy!

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  19. MMMM sounds go good!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm not a huge broccoli fan, but I have a feeling that this would be a great way to get my veggies in! I also love that it looks so easy and sounds so good!

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  21. Pesto pasta feta and broccoli, yes please!

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  22. Pesto, cheese and sun dried tomatoes?!??!! This has all my favorite elements ;)

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  23. Oh man this sounds delicious! I love the combination. I will have to try this!

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  24. I love the idea of broccoli pesto! We eat a lot of broccoli so this sounds perfect!

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  25. I am a pasta lover, broccoli and pesto together sounds great!

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  26. this looks so good! i am always looking for new, fun ways to eat pasta.. we eat a lot of it!

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  27. All my favorite foods in one dish, yes please! Xo, Stephanie

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