Pasta with Broccoli and Blue Cheese Recipe

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This easy pasta dish provides a great combination of robust flavors. Can easily be doubled or tripled.
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Ingredients
  • 4 ounces pasta, any short shape
  • 8 ounces fresh broccoli (substitute frozen)
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled or in chunks
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cream, milk or a mixture
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped marjoram, basil or parsley
  • salt
Directions
PREP
10 mins
COOK
15 mins
READY IN
25 mins
  • Put 2 quarts water with 2 teaspoons salt on to boil. Add pasta as soon as it boils and cook according to package directions.
  • While water heats, slice broccoli into long strips, peeling any thick stems. Heat oil and 1/2 cup water in skillet. When hot, add broccoli, cover and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Uncover, raise heat and cook till just barely tender. Remove from heat, salt and pepper lightly, add the walnuts, cheese and creammilk, and mix. Sprinkle marjoram over.
  • Drain pasta, put in serving dish or individual plates with broccoli on top. Serve immediately.
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