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One pan alfredo

I’m clearly carbloading this week, and it’s not because I’m running a marathon, but because I’m cleansing next week (there will be a full post about it Sunday).  If you read yesterday’s post, then you’ll be familiar with this process.  When the One-Pan Pasta w/ Cherry Tomatoes and Basil  turned out to be a major W, I knew I wanted to try making a different pasta dish using the same technique.  That is how the One-Pan Broccoli Alfredo came to be.

One Pan Broccoli Alfredo Ingredients

Macarons and Lavender One Pan Alfredo

This version required a tad bit more work, instead of two steps there’s four, but it’s still a quick and easy weeknight meal to make for you and your significant other or family.  For this recipe I used penne, fresh broccoli florets, chicken broth, garlic, cream, thyme and grated cheese.  The price point for this particular recipe is around 20 dollars and feeds 4 people.

Thyme Pasta and Broc

This recipe produces a creamy, salty and cheesy result.  The best part, the broccoli stays al dente, it was a pretty legit concern of mine when developing this recipe, there is nothing worse than soggy cafeteria style broccoli (you know what I’m talking about).  However, I have an immense addiction to broccoli paired with Alfredo sauce so I had to try it!   I need to mention to go easy on the salt when seasoning, the 2 cups of cheese will add a lot of the sodium.  You can always add it in, but you can’t take it out.

One Pan Dinner

If you’re looking to add some extra protein to this dish, you can include some diced chicken.  I would recommend dicing up your chicken then pan frying it in some olive oil until it’s brown.  Once the chicken is cooked then add the rest of the ingredients and follow the recipe below.

One pan broccoli alfredo

I hope you’ve enjoyed the carb loading recipes as much as my husband has!  Shoot me an email or leave me comment if you have any questions or any suggestions, I adore hearing your feedback.

Cheers!

Love, Lephan

One-Pan Broccoli Alfredo
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Min
Cook Time
9 min
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Min
Cook Time
9 min
One-Pan Broccoli Alfredo
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Min
Cook Time
9 min
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Min
Cook Time
9 min
Instructions
  1. In a pan, add penne, broccoli florets, garlic, thyme, black pepper, a pinch of salt and chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. It's important to note to go easy on the salt, the cheese will add a lot of saltiness to the dish.
  2. While this is coming to a boil, you can grate your cheese using a box grater. Set aside.
  3. Once items in the pan have come to a boil, turn down the heat to medium high and start stirring. Stir until the penne begins to cook, then slowly drizzle in heavy cream and continue to stir. When liquid starts to become thick slowly incorporate the freshly grated cheese while staring. Continue this until most of the cheese is gone. (Set some cheese aside for garnishing).
  4. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Julie

    So simple, love it! Keep going!
    Julie
    http://alohalovely.com

    April 15, 2016 at 12:51 am
    • Reply Lephan

      Thank you, Julie! You’re too kind! xoxo

      April 15, 2016 at 1:44 am

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