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Fusilli with Broccoli Pesto

Looking to sneak more veggies into your meals? This broccoli pesto is the perfect addition to cheesy fusilli pasta.

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Fusilli with Broccoli Pesto

Looking to sneak more veggies into your meals? This broccoli pesto is the perfect addition to cheesy fusilli pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1 box fusilli pasta
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1/2 pound broccoli, cooked
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps

  1. Boil the pasta and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the basil, broccoli, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, half the Parmesan, salt and pepper.
  3. Using an immersion blender, combine until the mixture turns into a pesto sauce.
  4. In a large saute pan, add the pasta and top with pesto and remaining cheese.
  5. Heat until cheese has melted, stirring to combine. Serve and enjoy.