Many times when it comes to cooking and tasting, we find ourselves at the choice between tasty versus healthy. For this reason, at RecetaGratis we select this dish for you: pasta with broccoli and cheese. A nutritious dish and … delicious! A green way of eating, very tasty and memorable. Children can also enjoy this dish, as it will teach them that vegetables can taste … divine!
In this recipe for pasta with broccoli and parmesan cheese and cream the interests are balanced, since the cheese sauce is very caloric compared to the light broccoli. Between both ingredients, there is the pasta that is very nutritious but depending on the combination, it can provide less or more calories. However, this trio provides a set of highly appreciable nutrients for the body, regardless of caloric value. Also, the sensory experience is unforgettable. The texture of the crispy broccoli, the pasta al dente and the creaminess of the cheese sauce for pasta will caress your palate. A harmonious relationship between more intense flavors such as cheese sauce and mild or neutral flavors such as broccoli and pasta … What an experience!
4 diners 30m Main course Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost Ingredients:
- 400 grams of pasta of any style (short, long, stuffed, etc …)
- 1 medium broccoli
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 50 grams of butter
- 300 milliliters of light liquid cream (cream)
- 120 grams of grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
Wash the broccoli under the tap. Then remove the trunk and leaves. Chop the vegetable dividing it into small saplings as for a bite.
You can steam or boil broccoli. If you go for the second option, use little water and add salt. Make sure they are whole because then you must mix half with the pasta. Cooking time is 4 to 5 minutesThus, the broccoli will maintain its nutritional qualities. In the end, use a strainer to drain this vegetable very well.
Trick: To facilitate the cooking of this vegetable, prick with the knife the stem of each small tree.
Prepare a pan, add the 50 grams of butter and wait for it to melt a little. Add the finely chopped or minced garlic and let it brown slightly. Then, stir in the broccoli and skip them. Apply medium heat for cooking.
Trick: The idea of this step is to flavor the vegetable with the garlic.
Boil the pasta following the manufacturer's instructions. The preparation must be al dente.
Drain the pasta inside a strainer. Once drained, reserve in a container.
In another casserole place the cream on the fire with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix all ingredients well until achieving a homogeneous consistency. Use medium-low heat.
Then add cream cheese and dissolves. Stir constantly.
Add the grated cheese (pecorino or parmesan) to the mixture. Fully integrate and continue stirring.
Add the pasta reserved for cheese sauce.
Finally, add broccoli and mix gently to avoid crumbling.
Decorate the pasta with the reserved broccoli. If you feel like it, sprinkle grated pecorino. Bon Appetite!
The pasta with broccoli and cheese cream and grated is the ideal alternative for those who want to taste more vegetables in their daily diet but … without sacrifices!
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Nutritional contributions of pasta with broccoli and cheese
Overall the nutritional contributions of this recipe is very appreciable. Also, preparing pasta with broccoli and cheese is … very easy and fast!
In order to make your own accounts when tasting this dish, the total contribution of the pasta with broccoli and cheese is equal to 700 calories in your daily diet. The culprit of such high value! It is the cheese sauce that provides more than 450 calories. The rest? 1 cup of boiled or steamed broccoli provides 40 calories and each 100 grams of dry pasta represents 300 calories and cooked 131 calories. How about?
Perhaps the caloric contributions of this recipe seem somewhat high but they are not, if you analyze the nutrients it offers, you will surely agree with me:
Broccoli provides our body with a wide variety of vitamins such as vitamin C, B1, B2, B3 and B6 and vitamin A. In addition, this vegetable contains calcium, folic acid and antioxidants, among other nutrients. The fat content of broccoli is below 1%.
For its part, pasta has a significant amount of slowly absorbed carbohydrates, of which 12-13% are proteins that come from gluten. What are these hydrates in charge of? They save proteins, provide energy, prevent ketone bodies, and improve intestinal transit, among others. However, the vitamin contributions are very low.
Meanwhile, the cheese has: proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats that favor our daily diet. This food is very nutritious because it represents a concentration of all the ingredients in milk. However, depending on the type of cheese, it has more or less fat content. Get ready to taste!