Penne With Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe With Broccoli
Penne pasta cooked with a creamy pumpkin sauce along with broccoli florets
The Penne with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe with Broccoli is a simple wholesome and quick recipe to make and makes it perfect for kids lunch boxes as well. The goodness from the creamy pumpkin sauce and the addition of broccoli as a vegetable by the side makes this pasta wholesome and nutritious. Serve Penne With Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe With Broccoli with Summer Lettuce Salad Recipe and Crispy Eggless Pinwheels Bread Recipe.
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- 500 grams Broccoli
- 500 grams Penne pasta
- 2 cups Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
- Basil leaves , a few
- Salt and Pepper , to taste
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for cooking
- Italian seasoning , for garnish
How to make Penne With Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Recipe With Broccoli
To begin making the Penne with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce recipe with broccoli, we will first cook the pasta along with water and salt until al-dente (cooked, but firm and not very soft). Once the pasta is cooked, run it under cold water to prevent any more cooking. Drizzle some olive oil on the top, so it does not stick together.
Make the creamy pumpkin pasta sauce and keep it aside. Click here to see the recipe to make the creamy pasta sauce.
Next, heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a wok on medium high heat; add in the broccoli florets, sprinkle some salt and stir fry on high heat until the broccoli is lightly cooked and steamed. You will know it when the broccoli changes its colour to a nice bright green and you take a bit of the broccoli it will be al-dente.
Once done, transfer the broccoli to a serving bowl and keep aside.
Our finaly step is to toss the cooked pasta in the creamy pumpkin pasta sauce.
Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in the same wok that you used for broccoli; add in the pasta and the pasta sauce and stir fry on medium high heat until the pasta is well coated with the sauce (about 2 minutes).
Turn off the heat and the pasta is ready to be served.
Spoon the Penne with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce into individual serving bowl and place the stir fried broccoli by the side. Grind some Italian seasoning on the top and serve.