Broccoli Pasta

Pasta In Creamy Broccoli Sauce

Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Pasta I used Macaroni
  • 1 packet Creamy broccoli soup 72 gms nt.wght, that serves 4
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1.5 - 2 tsp Crushed garlic
  • 1 medium Capsicum cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup Chopped spring onion
  • 1.5-2 tbsp Chilli flakes
  • 5 strips Bacon cooked & crumbled (optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil I used Olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per package instructions and keep aside.
  • To make the sauce:
  • Microwave the milk for 45 seconds. Add the milk and 1 cup water to the soup contents and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • In a wide pan, heat oil. Add chopped onion & garlic. Cook till onion becomes soft. Add capsicum and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the soup mixture, bring it to boil & simmer. Cook till it becomes slightly thick and reaches a saucy consistency.
  • Add chilli flakes & chopped spring onion. Mix well.
  • Add cooked pasta and mix till the pasta is coated well with the sauce. Add crumbled bacon (if using) and mix well. Serve hot.

Notes

I used Knorr brand cream of broccoli soup. You can also use cream of mushroom soup.
You can add any veggies of your choice like mushroom, broccoli, spinach, zucchini etc; You can also add cooked chicken or sausage to this.
I added salt while cooking the pasta. Since the soup mixture has salt, I didnt add extra salt. Do a taste test & add more salt, if required.
You can also add fresh fresh herbs like parsley. Since the soup mixture has some herbs in it, I didnt add any.
Also, if you prefer a less creamy sauce, use 2 cups of water instead of milk & water. I didnt add any cheese sine the sauce was already creamy & flavorful. However, if you are using only water for the sauce, you can add some cheese in the end.
You can make it ahead and store it in the fridge for 1-2 days. I recommend you to reheat it on stove top. While reheating, add 1/4 cup hot milk + 1/4 cup hot water (combine the two) and add to the pasta. It prevents the pasta from becoming dry.