This recipe for smashed broccoli and prosciutto pasta is a family favourite and proof that quick and healthy doesn’t mean low on taste. You are going to love this one!
Smashed Broccoli and Prosciutto Pasta
Guaranteed to be a family favourite!
- 200 grams of tube or penne pasta
- 1 head of broccoli broken up into small florets
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 slices of prosciutto, torn into rough pieces
- ½ teaspoon of chilli flakes (or less depending on your tastebuds)
- 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- grated Parmesan to serve
- Step 1 Cook pasta according to packet directions.
- Step 2 When the pasta is halfway through cooking add the broccoli
- Step 3 Meanwhile heat a fry pan over medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook the prosciutto until it is crispy. Add the garlic and chilli and stir until lightly golden and remove from the heat.
- Step 4 Drain the pasta and broccoli (the broccoli should be soft), then add to the pan with the prosciutto, garlic and chilli. Toss all the ingredients over a medium heat, making sure that the broccoli is broken up, and add another tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper.
- Step 5 Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley and parmesan
- Cut the total cooking time by prepping your broccoli, prosciutto and garlic in the first 5 minutes while the pasta is cooking. This makes it a 15-minute meal – yay!
- Don’t waste time waiting for the water to boil before you add the pasta. Boil the water in the kettle first, add it to your saucepan, then add the pasta when it comes back to the boil. Saved you 5 minutes right there!
- Sensitive to gluten? You can easily make this dish gluten free by using gluten free pasta instead of regular pasta.
- If your cooking for the family just double the ingredients.
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