Very Green Tenderstem® broccoli Pasta

Very Green Tenderstem® broccoli Pasta

This pasta dish is packed with green goodness without lacking on flavour, thanks to a delicious, freshly-made basil pesto. Ready in a few simple steps, this dish makes the perfect week-night supper, and leftovers will make a tasty and hassle-free lunch! Thanks to our winner of the Tenderstem® broccoli National Recipe Hunt, Isabel Morgan, for this recipe.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Nut free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 576
  • Fat 19.6g Low
  • Saturates 3g Low
  • Carbs 68.6g
  • Sugars 11g Low
  • Fibre 14.7g
  • Protein 23.9g
  • Salt 0.3g Low
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  1. Put all the pesto ingredients in a blender. Add half the Tenderstem® broccoli and blend until smooth.

  2. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, adding the peas to the pan for the last 2 minutes of cooking time.

  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms and remaining Tenderstem® broccoli to the pan and fry until the mushrooms are a golden colour and the Tenderstem® broccoli still has a slight crunch. Add the courgette and cook for a few more minutes until it’s cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat.

  4. Drain the pasta and peas, leaving a small amount of the cooking liquid to add to the pesto to loosen it, if necessary.

  5. Stir the pasta, pesto and veg together and garnish with a little fresh cress, if desired.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.