Difficulty : easy
Preparation time : 25 minutes
Ingredients ( for four people ):
360 g of Masseria Terra&Grano orecchiette
700 g of Romanesco broccoli
1 clove of garlic
2 anchovies
1 chili pepper (optional)
Grated Parmesan cheese
evo oil to taste

Pasta with broccoli is a first course that we love very much, but if you want a creamy pasta and tantalizing you must try the pasta with broccoli pesto and almond crusty bread. The broccoli pesto and a sweet and enveloping cream and the bread crumbs give a crunchy touch irresistible delicacy.

To prepare the broccoli pesto you have to prepare the broccoli as if you were preparing a classic one pasta with broccoli. Then in a pan heat the oil with a clove of garlic and sauté broccoli. If pasta is also for children, it is better to avoid anchovies and chili peppers, they give character with broccoli but the flavor may be too strong for the little ones . Cook for about 20 minutes wetting occasionally with the pasta cooking water. Eliminate the garlic and puree the broccoli with a few tablespoons of grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

On the other hand, prepare your own bread: use leftover bread and toast it in the oven with the almonds. It’s a great way not to waste bread and you can prepare it in abundance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator: this breadcrumbs can be used to season pasta with garlic and oil.

  • Peel the broccoli and cut them into small florets. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan of olive with a clove of garlic. When the oil is hot toss the broccoli with a pinch of salt, and sauté them well.
  • Wet them with the pasta cooking water and cook them for about 20 minutes. Separately cut the bread into chunks and put it in the oven at 180° together with the almonds for 12 minutes. Smoothies coarsely and keep aside.
  • Once the broccoli is cooked, blend it with a mixer together with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil olive oil, some almonds and Parmesan. Add the pasta cooking water for adjust the creaminess . Serve the pasta with the pesto and add the crusty bread