Broccoli and Prosciutto Pasta

Broccoli and Prosciutto Pasta

Do you like pasta and don't know what other easy, healthy combinations to make? Here is one idea that looks good and tastes awesome.


This is another recipe that includes  broccoli. I always try to find delicious ways to use broccoli in a meal, and to be easily accepted by my little daughters, like these amazing Broccoli Quesadillas or Broccoli Patties which were really appreciated.


As they love pasta recipes in general I decided to make pasta with broccoli, which was a real success. I am glad of all the times they eat this vegetable for its benefits.


The recipe is easy and quick, it takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare and is really delicious and healthy. It can make a perfect lunch or dinner for all the family.

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  • Makes about 2-3 servings
  • 1 cup (about 120 g) broccoli florets
  • 2.5 oz (70 g) prosciutto cotto
  • 7 oz (200 g) your favorite pasta (spaghetti, linguini, Fettuccine..)
  • 2/3 cup (200g) cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  1. To cook broccoli bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of salt. Add the broccoli florets and cook until crisp-tender for about 1-2 minutes. Remove the florets and place in a bowl with ice water.
  2. Return water to the boil. Cook the pasta to the al dente stage. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water in case you need it.
  3. Cut the prosciutto in 1/4 inch strips. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto and cook for a couple of minutes. Add broccoli and cream and stir. 
  4. Add drained pasta. If necessary add some water to get the consistency you prefer. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese slices on top.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (159 g) - Calories:367, Fat:15.8g, Saturated Fat:4.4g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:41.1g, Sugar:2.2g, Fiber:1.1 g, Protein:16.3g, Cholesterol:83mg , Calories from Fat 142, Sodium 339mg, Potassium 266mg, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 59%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%, Nutrition Grade B, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On May 27, 2014 at 02:51 pm, Pamela said...
You just won the keys to my heart. I love this combo!
On May 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
Love this quick and delicious pasta! My kids are into prosciutto, and this is great when we have leftover prosciutto (sometimes I use for cooking). :)
On May 29, 2014 at 11:00 am, Liz said...
The family would love this creamy pasta with broccoli and prosciutto! Perfect quick summer dinner!
On May 30, 2014 at 06:20 am, Maureen said...
You could invite me to lunch any day if you served this. It looks SO good.
On June 03, 2014 at 03:42 pm, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
Yum! i love easy and delicious pasta meals. My family would devour this!
On June 12, 2014 at 07:26 am, Rosa said...
A mouthwatering combination. The kind of pasta dish I love to eat... Cheers, Rosa
On November 03, 2015 at 10:26 pm, woainie said...
I made this for my Mom's friends and it was a hit! My Mom was not able to eat because her friends are that fast! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe :)

Hehe.. so great to hear that Woainie.. hope you will try some other recipes from my blog and hope to hear from you soon:)

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