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Creamy Parmesan Broccoli Pasta

This creamy parmesan broccoli Pasta is easy to make and full of flavor. This dish is served in one pot and has just a hand full of ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli and cheese, broccoli pasta, pasta recipes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 16oz box linguine cooked according to package with 2 teaspoon of salt in the water
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups broccoli cleaned and florets removed and cut to bite-size
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup stock of choice vegetable or chicken
  • 4 cloves garlic grated or finely chopped
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • ¾ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, separated ½ cup in sauce and reserve ¼ cup for the top.
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, separated ¼ cup in sauce and reserve ¼ cup for the top.
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika regular would also work


  • Cook linguine according to directions on the box adding 2 teaspoon of salt to the water. Make sure not to overcook the pasta. Strain pasta and set aside making sure to reserve ½ cup of the pasta water.
  • In a large stovetop skillet or pot (I will link the one I have below) Melt the butter.
  • Clean and cut off broccoli florets into bite-size and put them into the pot. Season them with salt, pepper, and paprika. Sautee on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Grate in the garlic and stir for another minute or two.
  • Stir in the heavy cream, broth, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, and ¼ cup of parmesan . Turn heat down to low and let lightly simmer for about 8-10 minutes stirring often.
  • When the pasta is finished add ½ cup of pasta water and stir well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Toss the cooked linguine into the sauce and top with remaining cheeses. Put the pasta under the broiler in your oven for about 5 minutes to melt the cheeses. You can also do this on the stovetop by adding a lid and cooking on low heat until the cheese is melted.