Pasta with Broccoli and Toasted Bread Crumbs

Move over mac and cheese, farfalle gets the bread crumbs this time. We toss the little bows gently with broccoli florets, olive oil and lemon zest, then garnish them with golden seasoned bread crumbs to make a meal perfectly designed for the little people in your life.

You’ll Need

  • 1 400 g box of pasta
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Prep and Cook

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta as per the package directions. Two minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli to the water. Drain well and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn. Add the bread crumbs and mix them in with the oil and garlic, cooking until fragrant and golden brown. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pot of drained pasta. Add the lemon zest and chopped parsley, and season well with salt and pepper. Divide the pasta evenly between bowls and top with the toasted bread crumbs.


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