Grilled Pasta with Broccoli

    35 minutes

    A delicious grill pasta dish with broccoli, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Omit the chicken stock to make it vegetarian.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g orecchiette or seashell pasta
    • 5 cups bite-size broccoli florets
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 125g softened butter
    • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Lightly butter a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, cook for 8 minutes, then stir in broccoli and cook 3 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.
    3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic. Cook and stir until the garlic has turned golden-brown, about 3 minutes. Pour in white balsamic vinegar, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then pour over the drained pasta and broccoli. Stir in the butter, pine nuts and half of the Parmesan cheese, then pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
    4. Grill in preheated oven until the cheese has crisped and turned golden brown, about 4 minutes.

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    This was good. I had reservations because I thought there wouldn't be much flavor. I tried putting in less butter, but ended up going with the whole amount. I used garlic/parsley flavored pasta and followed another reviewer's suggestion of adding a squeeze of lemon at the end. Because I probably used too much pasta, I had to add more chicken broth as well. All in all, this was a great meal as long as you use high quality ingredients. (I also used regular balsamic vinegar, which turned out fine.)  -  10 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This meal made me so happy! I really loved it in its simplicity. I added a squeeze of lemon juice and stayed to the recipe other than that. I do think more broccoli and more pine nuts would improve the ratio. My man thought some crushed red pepper would do well, too. Excellent. I hope you get many positive ratings for this!  -  04 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very tasty! We liked it an might try adding sun dried tomatoes next time.  -  07 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)