Broccoli Pesto Pasta

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: European


An easy, nutritious and kid-friendly pasta pesto recipe made with super healthy broccoli! Nut free too!


  • 250g broccoli
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 3 large / 5 small basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam the broccoli until it’s tender enough to stick a knife through the stalks.
  2. Add the broccoli to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blitz until smooth.
  4. To make pesto pasta simply mix a few spoons of the pesto with cooked pasta.
  5. Alternatively the pesto can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.