pesto pasta recipe - briggs true
pesto pasta recipe - briggs true

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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May 6, 2021

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings


1 lb Cooked pasta of your choice, pasta water reserved

4 cups Broccoli florets

2 cups Basil leaves, lightly packed

4 Garlic cloves

¼ cup Pine nuts

1 cup Extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp Briggs True Texas Seasoning & Rub

1 cup Parmigiano-reggiano, grated


1In a large pot bring water to a rapid boil.

2Add the broccoli, bring the water back up to a boil for two minutes. Do not drain the water! Immediately transfer broccoli to a colander place under cold running water to stop further cooking.

3Bring the water back to a boil and add your favorite pasta (We love Penne) and cook according to the package (save 1 cup of pasta cooking water before draining).

4In a large blender or food processor, blend together broccoli, basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, Briggs True Texas Seasoning & Rub and Parmigiano-Reggiano until smooth.

5Slowly pour in 1 cup of reserved pasta water until a nice sauce is formed. If sauce is too thick, add more pasta water one tablespoon at a time.

6Toss hot pasta with sauce until completely coated. Top with extra Parmesan, pine nuts and chili flakes if desired. Enjoy!


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