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Broccoli Pesto Pasta Recipe. Grab broccoli, arugula, Parmesan, peanuts, and extra virgin olive oil. The secret ingredient is red wine vinegar to brighten it up. This is a 10 minute dinner recipe. Happy Cooking! www.ChopHappy.com #broccoli #pastarecipe

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups defrosted broccoli
  • 1 handfuls arugula
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts (small handful)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • 1 pound pasta (I used Banza Pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • First, cook pasta (1 minute less then package instructions) and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set aside. 
  • Next, add broccoli, arugula, garlic, peanuts, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper into the blender.
  • Now, as you blend add in the extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Next, add Parmesan cheese and blend to combine. 
  • Finally add pasta, pesto, butter and 1/4 cup water to bowl and mix to combine!