Easy One-pot Pasta with broccoli

This pasta with broccoli recipe is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever find. You can do it by heart, and if you change the order or swap the broccoli, nothing will happen; it always tastes good.


This recipe is my version of “fast food.” I promise you that preparing this recipe is much faster than going out or ordering food. Look, it is much quicker to boil water than to take the car, go to the restaurant, stand in line, wait for food, return to the house, and then if the food gets cold, you’ll have to heat it. You’ll eat better and faster if you prepare this recipe. Besides, fast food neither tastes so good nor is it good for the body.

On the other hand, if we teach children that eating healthy is easy and fun, they will eat that way their entire life (hopefully?). This pasta with broccoli recipe is the best, and you can make it as fun and different as you want.


I do not know if you know, but a hamburger from the biggest FAST FOOD chain in the world has approximately 72 ingredients. 

Check the list of ingredients on their website; you'll be impressed that not only one of those 72 ingredients is a healthy one.  

I wouldn't feed my kids any of those ingredients, and I hope you wouldn't either.
Broccoli in a pan

Can I use switch the ingredients up?

YES. You can choose different pasta types; you can use asparagus instead of broccoli, add cheese (I use vegan cheese) or not, boil or roast the broccoli. Really, there is no wrong way with this pasta.

Tips, tricks, and other recipes

  • Broccoli stems. If the broccoli you bought has thick stems, do not throw them away; save them from making a broccoli soup or a salad. Just peel them before using them.
  • Benefits of broccoli. Broccoli has a lot of fiber, minerals, vitamins; it’s a SUPERFOOD!
  • How to cook broccoli. When you do not know what to do with it, TURN ON the oven at 400ºF, cut the broccoli into pieces, drizzle with olive oil, add a pinch of salt, put it in the oven until golden. When done, remove it from the oven and squeeze a lemon or add the zest of lemon. I know it’s that easy.

Here is a ​​dinner menu idea, this is how I would serve this pasta: 

To start vegan Mexican lentil soup, then this pasta with a vegan cesar salad or a simple kale salad. 

For dessert, I would de a chocolate pudding.

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I like to use quinoa pasta when I prepare this recipe, So here is the recipe for this easy one-pot pasta with broccoli, and I hope you like it very much. If you do, please share it on Instagram, FB or save it for later on Pinterest.

It would also be fantastic and super helpful if you leave a comment and/or rating of this recipe in the comment section. Please feel free to write suggestions, ideas, or how it went when you made the recipe.

receta de pasta con brocoli

Easy one pot pasta with broccoli

This pasta is my version of fast food, one pot pasta with broccoli, garlic, and lemon. This pasta is delicious, super easy to make, and is full of flavor and nutrition.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 241 kcal


  • 8 oz short pasta
  • 4 cups of broccoli cut into pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of a lemon
  • juice of a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • Parmesan cheese I use vegan Violife brand


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. When boiling, add a teaspoon of salt and put broccoli in the water for two minutes. Take it out and place in the platter where you will serve the pasta. You are looking for crunchy and bright green pieces of broccoli.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and follow the package instructions. When the pasta is ready, store a cup of pasta and put with the broccoli.
  • In a pan or the same pot, add the butter, the olive oil, garlic, and the lemon zest and the red chili pepper, if using, it for about a minute. The idea is that the garlic is cooked, but not brown.
  • Remove from heat and add salt (2 teaspoons approx.), pepper and lemon juice. Stir very well and pour over the pasta and broccoli. Mix carefully, taste, adjust flavor if needed.
  • Serve immediately
  • Finish the pasta with nuts, hemp seeds or Vegan parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 67mgPotassium: 306mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 615IUVitamin C: 65.3mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword one pot pasta recipe, pasta with broccoli, vegan pasta


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Enriqueta E Lemoine

5 stars
My kind of pasta, my kind of salad, my kind of food Ale!