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Whole-Family Pasta with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Rated as 4.19 out of 5 Stars
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"Many children, especially picky eaters, love pasta loaded with plain butter--a dish that clearly earns low marks on the health scale. This great alternative adds fiber and protein with beans, which kids actually love!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 387
Original recipe yields 6 servings (12 cups)

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water 2 minutes less than directed on package. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook garlic in oil in a large lidded pot over medium heat until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add broccoli and cauliflower and cook 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Add broth, butter, beans, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until beans are warm and sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add pasta and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For added fiber, choose a whole-grain or whole-wheat pasta.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 387 calories; 12.3 56.2 15.4 16 395 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I added asparagus to the vegetable mix and used vegetable broth instead of chicken. I also cooked the vegetables with the garlic in olive oil in a frying pan. I used campanelle pasta and used tw...

Most helpful critical review

I tweaked the recipe a bit based on other reviews. To make more of a sauce, I used the whole 14.5 oz. can of vegetable broth with about a half cup of heavy cream. I added flour/water paste to th...

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I added asparagus to the vegetable mix and used vegetable broth instead of chicken. I also cooked the vegetables with the garlic in olive oil in a frying pan. I used campanelle pasta and used tw...

I will definitely make it again!

Yummy! I added onion and heavy cream

I used chicken instead of cauliflower. It came out great. The whole family enjoyed it.

I tweaked the recipe a bit based on other reviews. To make more of a sauce, I used the whole 14.5 oz. can of vegetable broth with about a half cup of heavy cream. I added flour/water paste to th...

I made the recipe as it was written and enjoyed it very much. However, my husband did not like it at all.

Picky kids loved this, especially with cheese on top. It does need more salt/seasoning, to taste. Following other comments that this was too dry, I added an additional 1/3 cup of chicken broth, ...

It didn't have enough sauce. Too dry. Won't make it again.

Made this recipe as is and LOVED it! I was surprised because I thought it would be bland, but it really wasn't. My toddler ate it (well, not so much the broccoli :-D) and my husband said he woul...