Creamy broccoli and courgette pasta 

Friday 2 June 2023

This easy and hearty pasta is sure to be one of your favourite lunches this week! If you have any other leftover veggies at home, feel free to add those in. 

PREP TIME: 15 minutes 

COOK TIME: 30 minutes 

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes 


ENERGY (per serving): 742 kcal 

PRICE (per serving): £1 


  • 360g penne (or any other type of pasta)       30p (41p for 500g) 
  • 300ml double cream                                     £1.19 
  • 20g mild cheddar cheese                            14p (£2.79 for 400g) 
  • 1 medium sized courgette                            46p (£1.39 for a pack of 3) 
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli                            £1.49 
  • 1 brown onion                                              31p (95p for a pack of 3) 
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic                                      12p (24p per bulb) 
  • 1tbsp olive oil 
  • Salt  
  • Pepper 
  • Chili powder 
  • Garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 


  • Cook your pasta in salted boiling water in a large pot (remember to salt it so it tastes like the sea!) 
  • Cut your broccoli to smaller pieces, put it over the pasta in a sieve, and cover with the pot’s lid. This way you’ll steam your broccoli while cooking the pasta (work smart, not hard!) 
  • Dice your courgette to bite-sized pieces and cook it on high heat in a saucepan/wok on a bit of olive oil. You might want to add a bit of water, so it softens faster 
  • Once the courgette seems soft, add diced onions and cook until the courgette browns a little 
  • Once the courgette is done, add the finely chopped garlic and steamed broccoli, and cook for about 30 seconds 
  • Reduce the heat and add the double cream 
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili, to taste 
  • Add a bit of pasta water 
  • Cook until the sauce thickens, stirring throughout 
  • Once it’s a bit thicker, add your cheese and lemon juice 
  • Add the pasta and enjoy! 

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