Anyone who has dined regularly at our family dinner table will have eaten broccoli pasta. Once upon a time it was our signature dish and we ate it with such enthusiasm that after leaving home I found I had completely lost any appetite for it, fearing I may never wish to consume it again! Many years passed and when we decided on Family Favourites as this month’s theme I knew it was time to dust off the old cookbook and once again recreate this wonderful dish. It was everything I remembered it to be – fresh and zesty with a hint of chilli, finished beautifully with the smoothness of the cheese and crunch of the croutons.
This is a fabulous weeknight dinner and a great way to get the kids to eat their greens. It requires few ingredients and very few dishes and is surprisingly quick and easy to make – taking little more time that it does to bring water to the boil and cook the pasta. Best of all it tastes delicious.