Green Broccoli Pasta

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total time: 23 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 3 people

Green Broccoli Pasta

Vibrant in colour, this recipe is a good way to sneak the veggies in for your little ones. Nutritional yeast is blended into the sauce for an extra cheesy fix as well as a protein kick.

Utensils required

Recipe tags


  • 1 leek (thinly sliced)
  • 1 head of broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 300g penne pasta
  • Handful fresh spinach
  • 230ml oat milk
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • A pinch pepper
  • 10g nutritional yeast
  • 40g dairy free grated cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 juice from lemon
  • Flaked almonds to garnish
  • Chilli flakes to garnish

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  • Step 1

    Begin by heating a pan of water on a medium heat. Once boiling add the broccoli florets and boil for 15 minutes. Heat a second pan of water and add the pasta to cook.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile heat a third large frying pan on a medium heat and add a drizzle of oil along with the sliced leek.

  • Step 3

    In your ninja blender add the spinach, oat milk, garlic, pepper, nutritional yeast, grated cheese, salt and lemon juice.

  • Step 4

    Drain the broccoli once cooked and add half of it to the blender along with 140ml pasta water. Blend until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the leek along with the remaining broccoli florets. Add the green sauce and combine well. Cook for a further few minutes.

  • Step 6

    Plate up and garnish with flaked almonds and chilli flakes should you wish. Enjoy!