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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Healthy Pasta Dish

Healthy Broccoli Pasta Dish

We don't eat a lot of pasta in our house, but this recipe looked so delish I just had to try it; so glad I did!

1 box pasta (I used whole wheat)
2 cans seasoned diced tomatoes
EVOO (olive oil)
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 heads broccoli
Feta cheese (to taste)

1.  Heat oil in sauce pan.  Add garlic and let cook in oil until brown.
2.  While cooking garlic, cook pasta according to box.
3.  Add tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and any other seasonings you may like to sauce pan.  Heat through.
4.  With about 2-3 minutes left to go, add broccoli to boiling pasta.
5.  Drain pasta.  Toss with sauce.
6.  Top with feta cheese and serve while warm.

(I reheated this dish for leftovers and added some sausage that I cooked in a skillet to change it up a bit.)

Warning: This makes a lot of pasta!

*Special thanks to my girl, Alicia, for sharing the recipe and to Women's Health for sharing healthy entrees.


  1. YUM! I'm gonna have to try this. Looks good for leftovers too.

  2. This looks DELICIOUS!!! I'm going to need to try it with some gf pasta!

  3. This does look really good! I make a lot of pastas for my family. One we have enjoyed recently is pasta with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and mushrooms. In my dairy loving days I would have added feta as well, but we only have cheese occasionally now :-)


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