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  • 2 cups pasta (any shape, uncooked)
  • 1 cup pasta water (reserved)
  • 2 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pesto (divided)
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes (cut in halves)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
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    Calories270Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C100%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    James 3 months ago
    Not bad. Not great. Problem for me was most likely that the pesto I used had too much salt in it. So my fault, really. Interesting though, that most of the five star reviews are by people who added or switched out a lot of stuff.
    Niki 3 months ago
    This recipe is a great one to augment. I used cream cheese in place of parmigiana to give some volume to the sauce and I used tomato chutney instead of sun dried tomato. I added chopped lunchbox orange sweet peppers and used spinach instead of broccoli. So use whatever you have on hand and it will be delicious.
    LukaDonovan 6 months ago
    This recipe was really good! I added low fat ground chicken mixed with dill, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder and cooked it before the veggies in the same pan til browned with Worcestershire sauce and red wine vinegar. I think next time I’ll add some whole cloves of baked garlic too.
    Helen Murray 7 months ago
    very tasty, added a sprinkle of lemon juice after serving and it pulled it all together so well
    April a year ago
    Added a bit more pesto and sun dried tomato and it was so good!! Would definitely make this again and maybe add Kalamada olives to it at the last step too. This is going in the dinner rotation for sure.
    Kristy a year ago
    I added about 1/4-1/2 cup of cream cheese and Valentina Seasoning because I was out of sun dried tomatoes which brings a sour kick. This recipe is a keeper! So darn yummy!
    Ruthie Levy 2 years ago
    Easy and tasty. I also added asparagus at the same time as the broccoli.
    Impreza 3 years ago
    Good but definitely needs help with flavor. I swapped broccoli for broccoli rabe to give it some depth and added a lot more red pepper
    Moses 3 years ago
    Was a bit dry and tasteless, I understand its healthy but healthy doesnt have to mean bland. This is the first and only yummly recipe I’ve been disappointed with.
    Benjamin Jon 3 years ago
    we used a bit more pesto and garlic, would recommend
    Rawley 3 years ago
    it was wonderful! my family ate every bite!
    Hofer 3 years ago
    Made this tonight. Turned out very well. I grilled a couple chicken breats, shredded them and added to the mixture when the broccoli was almost done. Not a fan of the sundried tomatoes...perhaps its the texture. The wife had seconds so I know it was good.
    Mariela 3 years ago
    A simple and delicious recipe. I added sausage to the recipe!
    Oline 3 years ago
    delicious but i did some improve hahhahaha
    Ilse Gomez 3 years ago
    It was amazing! Definitely recommend it i added more pesto and garlic with a little extra cheese so it was great
    Jimmy Kracorn 3 years ago
    delicious meal! i will make again for sure