Chef Chuck's Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

Pasta con Salsa di Broccoli

A unique pasta recipe for broccoli lovers everywhere! I cooked broccoli and garlic in olive oil and chicken broth then blended it to make a wonderful green sauce.  This pasta called caserecce, meaning homemade, was tossed in with sauteed cubed pancetta and lots of grana padano cheese, a real comforting dish.

Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

1/2 pound pasta, cooked al dente
3 cups broccoli florets
1 slice pancetta, cubed
about 1/4" thick
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup grana padano cheese, grated
salt and pepper

In a large pan heat olive oil and cook pancetta till crispy, remove from pan, set aside.  Add garlic and cook 30 seconds add in broccoli, broth, salt and pepper.  Cook with a lid on till broccoli is fork tender, add cheese and blend to a creamy consistency.  Add cooked pasta and pancetta, drizzle olive oil over finished pasta dish and serve.  Serves 2
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  1. Wow, almost like a broccoli pesto? It looks so good, Chef Chuck! Wish I had more time to browse your recipe!

  2. Thank you Jodi! Yes it is very similar to a pesto...