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Broccoli with pasta shells

  • 28/05/2007
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 20 min

Choosing this recipe provides quick and easy preparation, and a delicious, yet healthy idea. The sauce can be prepared while the pasta is cooking, then when all is combined and simmered, the flavours mix and create perfect combination of flavour. Delicious!


  • 350 g shell pasta
  • 200 g broccoli or cauliflower, cut in smaller pieces
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder


  1. 1.
    Place the pasta in boiling, salted water and leave to cook.
  2. 2.
    Roughly 10 minutes later add in the broccoli (or cauliflower). Allow to cook approximately 3 minutes and then drain.
  3. 3.
    While this is cooking, place the chilli, garlic and Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder in a small amount of hot oil. Stir and add in the pasta and broccoli.
  4. 4.
    Leave in hot oil for a few minutes, stir and serve.


Just prior to serving sprinkle a few drops of olive oil.


Pasta can also be sprinkled with grated cheese. Another idea is to add broccoli leaf or two.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 244 / 1.020 - -
Fat g 13,31 - -
Carbohydrates g 26,35 - -
Dietary fibre g 4,50 - -
Protein g 6,48 - -
Sodium g 0,24 0 0
Vitamin A μg 4.566,97 114 91
Vitamin E mg 2,99 14 14
Vitamin C mg 60,31 80 67
Niacin mg 2,96 21 15
Potassium mg 249,56 7 7
Calcium mg 77,74 8 8
Phosphorous mg 75,19 9 9

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)