Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pasta With Broccoli-Onion Sauce

I don't remember where I got this recipe years ago, but it's an easy, fairly healthy pasta dish (skim milk, no butter, and I used whole wheat pasta). To me it's just fine as a main dish, but my meat and potatoes husband doesn't agree so I always have to make something with it. And I have to kinda sneak onions in because my kids don't like them so I couldn't cut them into rings. They're in there, but finely chopped. I got Sabrina to eat cauliflower that way earlier this week and she couldn't belive she ate cauliflower and didn't throw up. Haha!

Pasta With Broccoli-Onion Sauce

3 oz. linguine or fettuccine
1 1/2 c. broccoli florets
1 med. onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
3/4 c. skim milk
2 t. cornstarch
1 t. instant chicken bouillon granules
Dash pepper
Dash ground nutmeg
1/2 c. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cook fettuccine according to the package directions, adding the broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain well, return to pan.

Meanwhile, spray an unheated large skillet with nonstick spray. Preheat over medium-low heat. Add onion. Cook, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl stir together the milk, cornstarch, bouillon granules, pepper and nutmeg. Add to onion in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in cheese until cheese is melted.
Pour cheese mixture over pasta and broccoli; toss to coat.


  1. I know I would LOVE this!
    Why are most men meat and potatoes guys?
    My hubby would sy the same thing If I made it as a main dish.
    I have to use LOTS of dehydrated onions.. or onion salt with things because my kids and husband won't eat them.
    The weird thing? They will eat onion rings.
    I just don't get it.

    One day I will make this. One day. *sigh*

  2. Ohhhh, I know what we are having for dinner!!! This looks wonderful (and sneaky!) I am always looking for those to add to our very ho hum dinner plan. Thanks for giving me the recipe. It looks so easy!

  3. MMM this looks so good!!! I can not wait to try it. I also wanted to stop by and tell you thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment. It really made my day! I look forward to getting to know you more through your blog!

  4. mm that looks delicious, I have to make it and try it some day ;)

  5. HA-ha! You're so sneaky....I love that you got one over on your kiddos! :) Wanna hear something funny? I don't like onions, the kids do, and I have to chopped them super small to sneak them by ME! LOL! I'm a bit picky and the kids aren't!

    Happy Friday!


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