Easiest Pasta and Broccoli

We’re trying really hard to eat healthy things while under quarantine because the fridge and the sweets and the chocolate are calling to us!  This was good but not very flavorful so make sure to not skip the salt, pepper and Parmesan. 12 oz uncooked pasta 6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets 5 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

One Pan Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice

Less than 30 minutes to make.  Only one pan to wash when you’re done.  Total comfort food.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner, uh ham dinner! 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 cup white long grain rice 2 3/4 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups ham, cubed 3/4 cup shredded … Continue reading

Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Lemon Pasta with Green Beans and Broccoli

Dinner last night, yummy!!! And super easy! 1 cup trimmed fresh green beans 7 cups broccoli florets 1 pound pasta 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly pressed or minced garlic 2 lemons, zested 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons salt 2 – 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup toasted pine … Continue reading

Balsamic Penne with Broccoli and Green Beans

Dinner yesterday, quick, easy and yummy, my three favorite things! 1 pound package penne 2 cups broccoli florets 1/2 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed Parmesan cheese, for topping Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano drop of … Continue reading

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Here’s a quick and easy side dish which kicks broccoli up a notch.  Everyone here loves broccoli so it’s a win! 24 oz broccoli 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 pinch salt 1/4 – 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan 1  Preheat oven to 425.  Brush baking sheet with olive oil. 2  … Continue reading

One Pot Pasta

Easiest and fastest dinner ever last night from Martha Stewart and oh yes, pretty tasty too! 1 (16 – 17.6 oz) package pasta of your choice (I used tri-colored bow ties) 2 – 4 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (not sure how much I used as I just finished the bag) 1 – … Continue reading

Lemon Chicken Pasta with Broccoli

Inspiration for last night’s delicious dinner compliments of Betty Crocker, once again easy, yummy and fast, my three favorite things! 2 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, pressed 16 oz your choice of pasta 2 (14 oz each) cans chicken broth 1/2 cup water juice of 3 lemons 4 cups chopped broccoli 2 (12 oz each) … Continue reading

Baked Pasta with Ham and Broccoli

Made this for dinner the same night I made the Ham/Broccoli/Egg Bake and I think this one was the favorite.  It’s from My Recipes.  It wasn’t hard to make but it took a little time to put together.  It was really good, sort of like a mac n cheese on steroids. 8 ounces pasta 2 … Continue reading

Broccoli, Ham and Mozzarella Egg Bake

Dinner last night, recipe from a blog called “Kalyn’s Kitchen”, it was easy and yummy and helped to use up some of that leftover Easter ham from the freezer!  We had it for dinner but it would make a tasty breakfast too. 4 – 6 cups small broccoli florets 1 – 2 cups diced ham … Continue reading