• 1 pound spaghetti (vermicelli, capellini, or angel hair pasta, whole wheat or gluten free pasta works great)
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli (heads, cut from stalks into small florets (about 1 lb florets))
  • 3/4 cup pesto (with cheese or dairy-free)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese (vegan parmesan cheese, or pecorino cheese)
  • salt (to taste)
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NutritionView more



Calories390Calories from Fat80
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat80
Total Carbohydrate65g22%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Corazon Leo 10 Oct 2017
It turned out amazing. I added chicken to it.
Richard 8 Oct 2017
Very tasty. I add a few toasted pine nuts and bread crumbs for a bit of crunch
Hello Lily! 26 Sep 2017
It was delicious, and I would definitely make it again.
Kevin 22 Mar 2017
The brocoli and pesto didnt really seem to work together very well. It was okay but nothing special.
Sara K. 7 Mar 2017
Very yummy! Smelled and tasted a little bit spicy (go pesto!). The added shredded Parmesan at the end really worked well. Thinking about adding chicken or sausage maybe next time. Update: I tried using a sundried-tomato pesto sauce thinking it would be even tastier, but it didn't taste like anything at all.
Jessie C. 18 Jan 2017
Always a favorite go to recipe need to time everything just right to make it taste so good hit or miss with this one..but when you hit SO GOOD
Stefan Carstens 4 Jan 2017
Out of this world. The texture and taste is exquisite. Would have this all day any day. So Yummly!!!
Kate Keane 8 Nov 2016
Great simple dish!! Added some diced chicken breast and crushed red peppers! Made in about 45 minutes.
Craig A. 2 Sep 2016
Tasty simple meal, pared with a crisp moscato. Ready in just minutes and a good way to mix in veggies
Kym M. 15 May 2016
I loved this recipe. Quick and simple to make and the results were great! Will definitely be making again.
Shirley I. 3 Mar 2016
The recipe was great loved it I made it withe whole gran pasta and it was delightful, I added Pepper jack cheese to the recipe for a nice kike.
Dan R. 29 Jan 2016
Followed recipe except I added some cut up chicken breast. Also added mushrooms and sauteed them with the broccoli. Had no issue with oil. I used a can of Mezzetta Basil Pesto. Turned out excellent!
Jenni T. 17 Dec 2015
Over all my husband and I enjoyed this recipe. The flavor is pretty subtle. Due to Marina's review I omitted the olive oil, and so I did not have the issue of it being too oily. I used pesto with Parmesan cheese, and then added about 1/2 cup of feta cheese to the sauce before mixing it in with the pasta and broccoli, which we found to be a nice addition.
Marina K. 13 Sep 2015
This was horrible. This recipe made me sick the pesto and oil mix was way too oily it had barely any taste to it