Serves 4
How to make broccoli the family’s favourite vegetable? Just add pasta and a creamy sauce.
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You will need

2 litres boiling water
350 – 400 g head of broccoli, cut into small florets
Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice
350 g spaghetti
olive oil
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning
1 onion, finely chopped
½ t (2.5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ cup (125 ml) fresh cream
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Ready To Serve Cheese Sauce
3 T (45 ml) hard cheese, grated


Boil the water, add all the broccoli at once. Cook fast for 5 minutes.

Remove broccoli with a slotted spoon and season with Vegetable Spice to taste. Keep the cooking water in the pot. Chop broccoli with a cook’s knife or mezzaluna and keep on one side.

Add all the pasta to the boiling water in which the broccoli was cooked. Cook pasta until tender. Reserve ½ cup (125 ml) of the pasta water and drain the rest.

Return the pasta to the empty pot, toss with 2 T (30 ml) of olive oil and Garlic Pepper Seasoning.

In a separate small frying pan add 2 T (30 ml) olive oil and sauté the onion pre-seasoned with Green Onion Seasoning until soft and golden.

Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Add the cream, reserved pasta water, Cheese Sauce and chopped broccoli. Bring to boiling point.

Toss broccoli sauce with pasta.

Serve with grated hard cheese.