If you love dinner Italian-style, then this collection of my favorite pasta and broccoli recipes is for you.
Pasta night just got tastier with these easy, warming dishes that rely on two simple ingredients to create something amazing.
Whether you’re in the mood for a satisfying casserole or want to skip takeout with an easy Alfredo mashup, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy—on even the busiest weeknights!
1. One Pot Broccoli Pasta
I just tried this one-pot broccoli pasta recipe, and it was a hit!
It’s super easy to make and you can add in other vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms. The cheesy sauce is creamy and delicious, while the broccoli adds a nice crunch.
This dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with its tantalizing flavors and comforting texture. Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
2. Pasta Con Broccoli
Such an easy and delicious dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes!
This is a delicious combination of orecchiette, broccoli, garlic, olive oil, pecorino cheese, and chili flakes.
It’s saucy and flavorful with plenty of garlicky goodness.
You can make this dish as spicy or mild as you like. Simply adjust the amount of chili flakes to your preference.
To make it even easier, use pre-cut fresh broccoli florets instead of chopping up a large head yourself.
You can also omit the pasta water if you prefer not to use it (although I highly recommend using it for extra flavor).
3. Pasta with Garlic and Oil
Can’t decide what to cook for dinner?
Pasta with garlic and oil is an easy, tasty solution.
It’s a classic Italian dish that combines the flavors of fresh vegetables, garlic, and olive oil.
And it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes!
The best part is that you can customize it to suit your tastes by adding different vegetables or proteins.
Start by boiling the pasta until al dente.
Meanwhile, sauté the garlic and broccoli in olive oil before adding them to the cooked pasta.
Finish it off with grated cheese and seasonings like salt and pepper.
This simple yet flavorful recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
4. Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccoli
I added Italian sausage to this pasta recipe for an extra pop of flavor.
The combination of the savory sausage and nutty broccoli is delicious, and it’s even better when paired with a creamy sauce made from nutritional yeast and olive oil.
This dish also comes together quickly, making it perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
Plus, the leftovers are great as a cold lunch or dinner the next day!
The best part is that you can customize this dish to your taste by adding in your favorite vegetables or spices.
5. 15 Minute Cheesy Ranch Pasta
Our family is incredibly busy and we’re always looking for quick, easy, and delicious meals that everyone can enjoy.
This 15-minute cheesy ranch pasta dish fits the bill perfectly! It’s made with simple pantry staples like spaghetti noodles, frozen broccoli florets, butter, flour, cheese, and Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning.
This meal comes together quickly and tastes great; it’s sure to become a family favorite in no time!
Plus it reheats well for lunch the next day or you can make extra to freeze for later.
6. Lemon Broccoli Pasta
Quick yet delicious meals are a must for busy weeknights.
This lemon broccoli pasta is just the thing!
It’s light and flavorful, with a hint of garlic, oregano, and bright lemon zest.
The best part?
It takes only 25 minutes to make from start to finish, so you can get dinner on the table fast.
Plus, it’s packed with healthy vegetables that will keep your body feeling its best.
7. 20 Minute Broccoli Lemon Pasta Skillet
Super easy and ready in 20 minutes, this broccoli lemon pasta skillet is a delicious meal that’s packed with nutrients.
The combination of fresh broccoli, spinach, garlic, and Parmesan gives it an incredible flavor.
The hint of lemon adds a bright touch to the dish.
Plus, you can easily customize it any way you like – add some protein or different vegetables for an even heartier meal.
It’s simple enough for busy weeknights yet impressive enough to serve to guests too.
8. One Pot Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
So glad it’s finally Fall, because one-pot meals are always a favorite around here!
One Pot Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo is the perfect meal for busy weeknights.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor.
Plus, you only need one pan to make it—which means less dishes afterwards!
This dish starts with sautéing garlic in olive oil then adding chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, fettuccine noodles, and seasonings.
As everything simmers together it forms a delicious sauce that coats the pasta perfectly.
Then just stir in some freshly grated parmesan cheese and steamed broccoli and you have a complete meal your family will love.
9. Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese
My husband loves mac and cheese, but I need to sneak in some veggies every now and then.
So I came up with this creamy broccoli mac and cheese that’s a win-win for both of us!
It starts with cooked pasta shells, which are combined with steamed broccoli florets and a cheesy sauce made from butter, flour, milk, half & half, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic & shallots.
A touch of Dijon mustard adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish.
The result is a cozy meal that’s creamy yet light enough for any night of the week.
10. Chicken Pesto Pasta with Broccoli
This dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare, and it doesn’t require any special ingredients or techniques.
Plus, it tastes absolutely amazing!
The chicken is tender and juicy while the broccoli adds texture and crunch.
The pesto ties everything together nicely with its fragrant basil flavor.
And of course, who can forget the Parmesan cheese that adds an extra layer of richness?
It’s truly a one-pot wonder that’ll have everyone begging for seconds!
11. 22-Minute Chicken Noodles
When time is tight and you need a delicious meal in a hurry, this 22-minute chicken noodles dish is the perfect solution.
Full of fresh basil, broccoli florets, garlic, lemon juice and pine nuts, it’s packed with flavor that will satisfy your taste buds.
Plus it’s easy to make and can be served as a main course or side dish.
Simply cook up some noodles according to the package instructions then add shredded cooked chicken for protein.
Toss everything together with olive oil, Parmesan cheese and salt for an irresistible weeknight meal that comes together quickly!
12. Chicken and Broccoli Penne Alfredo
For a comfort meal that’s both easy and delicious, try this chicken and broccoli penne Alfredo.
This dish is bursting with flavor from the garlic, paprika, white pepper, Parmesan cheese, and butter.
The heavy cream gives it a creamy texture without being too heavy or rich.
The combination of pasta, chicken and vegetables makes for an incredibly satisfying meal that you can enjoy any time of the week.
Plus it’s easy to customize – add more vegetables or different types of cheese if you like!
13. Sausage and Peppers Pasta With Broccoli
Not too long ago, I was in the mood for something hearty and comforting but also quick and easy.
So, I decided to make sausage and peppers pasta with broccoli.
This dish is packed full of flavor and texture.
The savory Italian pork sausage pairs perfectly with the sweet bell pepper slices, while the bite-sized pieces of broccoli add even more crunch.
Meanwhile, the red pepper flakes give it a subtle kick of heat that you won’t be able to resist!
It’s an incredibly tasty meal that comes together in no time at all — perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time to cook.
Give it a try tonight; your family will love it!
14. Pasta with Broccoli Pesto
When you combine broccoli, walnuts, and nutritional yeast with olive oil and garlic, you get a delicious pesto that’s perfect for pasta.
The creamy sauce is packed full of nutrients and flavor.
Plus, it adds an eye-catching color to your dish.
This recipe uses whole wheat pasta for extra fiber and protein.
It also includes cherry tomatoes for sweetness and crunch.
And lastly, the cooked broccoli florets add texture and more of that gorgeous green hue.
So if you’re looking to switch up your regular pasta routine then try this veggie-packed version!
15. One Pot Broccoli Parmesan Pasta
All you need is one pot and a few ingredients to make this delicious One Pot Broccoli Parmesan Pasta.
This recipe comes together in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
It’s packed with flavor from the garlic, onions, and red chili flakes, while the broccoli adds a bit of crunch.
The creamy Parmesan sauce takes it over the top and ties everything together perfectly.
Plus, spinach gives it an extra nutritional boost!
If you’re looking for an easy pasta dish that’s full of flavor, this is definitely worth trying out.
16. Chicken Broccoli Ziti
I used to think that making pasta dishes with vegetables was too complicated.
But this chicken broccoli ziti recipe changed my mind!
It’s surprisingly easy and takes just a few minutes of prep time.
The best part is that you can customize it however you like by adding different spices or changing up the veggies.
The combination of tender chicken, crisp broccoli, and ooey-gooey cheese will make this dish an instant favorite in your house.
Plus, it makes enough for leftovers so you can enjoy them later in the week.
17. Creamy Baked Feta Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon
Truly one of the most delicious pasta dishes around, this creamy baked feta pasta is a must-try.
The combination of flavors from the feta cheese, broccoli, lemon zest, and basil make for an incredible dish that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare!
- Simply start by preheating your oven to 400°F (204°C).
- While it’s heating up, cook your pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together olive oil with salt and pepper before adding in the broccoli florets and tossing until they’re evenly coated.
- Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes or until they’re lightly browned.
18. Creamy Chicken Casserole with Mushroom Sauce
Hearty, creamy, and loaded with flavor – this chicken casserole is a family favorite.
It’s worth the effort to make it from scratch.
The homemade mushroom sauce takes it to the next level.
Plus, you can customize it with your favorite veggies or herbs for an even more delicious meal.
Simply combine cooked chicken, pasta, and vegetables in a large baking dish then top with cheese and pour on the flavorful sauce before baking.
A delectable comfort food that will have everyone asking for seconds!
19. Vegan Mushroom Broccoli Pasta
I won’t lie, this vegan mushroom broccoli pasta dish is a total game-changer.
This creamy and comforting one-pot meal will become your new favorite weeknight dinner.
It’s packed with hearty mushrooms, fresh broccoli, garlic, lemon juice, and just the right amount of spices. And it comes together in under 30 minutes!
Plus, you can easily customize it to fit whatever ingredients you have on hand.
So next time you want something special but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen – give this vegan mushroom broccoli pasta a try!
20. Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Bacon
Bacon is like a magical ingredient.
It takes a simple dish and elevates it to something special.
That’s why I love this recipe.
It combines all the flavors of bacon, chicken, broccoli, and pasta into one delicious dish that’s sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
This creamy pasta has just enough bite from the garlic and smokiness from the bacon to make it memorable.
And all you need are some simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Try this easy-to-make meal for an effortless weeknight dinner or serve it up at your next gathering — either way, everyone will be asking for seconds!
21. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
Ah, pasta bakes.
The ultimate comfort food and a great way to get dinner on the table quickly.
This cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta bake takes just minutes of prep time before popping it in the oven to bake until bubbly and golden brown.
It’s an easy, one-dish meal that your family will love!
The combination of tender chicken, crisp broccoli florets, creamy cheese sauce, and perfectly cooked rotini is simply heavenly.
Plus it’s packed with protein for an extra boost of nutrition too!
22. Lemon and Broccoli Pasta with Shrimp
So good! This lemon and broccoli pasta with shrimp is the perfect combination of flavors.
The freshness of the lemon, combined with the garlic and tomatoes gives this dish a bright flavor.
The chicken broth adds additional depth, while the Parmesan cheese ties all these elements together in true Italian style.
Shrimp is a great addition to this dish as it cooks quickly and doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.
Just be sure to season it well with salt and pepper before adding it to the pot so that each bite has just enough flavor.
This one-pot meal is simple yet delicious and comes together in under 30 minutes!
23. Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry
Sure, takeout is often convenient and delicious.
But making your own stir fry is so much healthier and more rewarding!
This recipe will delight the whole family with its vibrant colors, flavors, and textures.
It’s loaded with veggies like asparagus, broccoli, edamame, garlic, ginger, and scallions.
The tofu provides a source of protein while the noodles add bulk.
And all of it is tossed together in a flavorful sauce made from soy sauce or tamari, sriracha, and tahini.
It’s an easy dish to customize too – just switch up the vegetables or noodles depending on what you have in your pantry!
24. One Pot Creamy Broccoli Pasta
Any true comfort food lover knows that there’s nothing better than a big bowl of creamy pasta.
This one-pot recipe for creamy broccoli pasta is the perfect way to get your fix without any fuss.
The best part?
It’s ready in just 25 minutes!
You can use any kind of small pasta you like, but I prefer spiral or macaroni.
Then add some garlic and onion powder, oregano, and parsley for flavor.
Toss it all together with vegetable stock, butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese until everything is nice and creamy.
And don’t forget the fresh broccoli for some crunchy texture.
25. Garlic Broccoli Stir-Fry with Pasta
Garlicky broccoli stir-fry is a classic and versatile dish you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes.
The combination of garlic, sesame oil, and chili pepper flakes give it a wonderful flavor that pairs well with farfalle pasta.
To make this delicious meal quickly, just pre-cook your pasta before you start stir-frying.
You can also use any other type of pasta you prefer.
For the sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisk until combined.
Once everything is ready to go, simply add the sauce to your cooked veggies and let simmer for about 2 minutes – voila!
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25 Easy Pasta and Broccoli Recipe Collection
- One Pot Broccoli Pasta
- Pasta Con Broccoli
- Pasta with Garlic and Oil
- Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccoli
- 15 MINUTE CHEESY RANCH PASTA
- Lemon Broccoli Pasta
- 20 Minute Broccoli Lemon Pasta Skillet
- One Pot Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
- CREAMY BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE
- Chicken Pesto Pasta with Broccoli
- 22 Minute Chicken Noodles
- Chicken and Broccoli Penne Alfredo
- Sausage and Peppers Pasta With Broccoli
- Pasta with Broccoli Pesto
- One Pot Broccoli Parmesan Pasta
- Chicken Broccoli Ziti
- Creamy Baked Feta Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon
- Creamy Chicken Casserole with Mushroom Sauce
- Vegan Mushroom Broccoli Pasta
- Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Bacon
- Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake
- Lemon and Broccoli Pasta with Shrimp
- Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry
- One Pot Creamy Broccoli Pasta
- Garlic Broccoli Stir-Fry with Pasta
- Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.