Gemelli Pasta in Parmesan-Broccoli Cream

with heirloom cherry tomatoes and pine nuts

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts

A note about serious food allergies

There's nothing better than sitting down in front of the TV (or the streaming service), dog (or the cat) at your side, putting your feet up, and having a big heaping bowl of pasta to wallow away the last part of the day. This meal has perfect bite-sized forkfuls of tomatoes, pine nuts, and broccoli tossed in a cheesy cream sauce. Here, we've given you a supreme pasta; up to you to provide the bowl, entertainment, and pet.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    6 oz. Gemelli Pasta
  • 1 Broccoli Crowns
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4½ oz. Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
  • Info
    ½ oz. Pine Nuts
  • 1 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Info
    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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  • Protein
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Chop broccoli into small, bite-sized pieces. Mince garlic. Halve tomatoes. Place pine nuts in a dry, medium pan. Place pan over medium heat and toast, stirring often, until nuts are aromatic and light brown, 2-5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 3 - Roast the Broccoli

    Roast the Broccoli

    Toss broccoli on prepared baking sheet with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast until tender and slightly charred, 10-12 minutes. While broccoli roasts, make sauce.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to toast pine nuts to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and garlic to hot pan. Cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add pasta cooking water, white wine, cream, and Parmesan (reserving a pinch for garnish). Stir occasionally until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 2-4 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Pasta

    Finish the Pasta

    Add pasta, roasted broccoli, and butter to sauce and stir until pasta is evenly coated and butter melted. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Remove from burner.

  • Step 6 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card and top with tomatoes, pine nuts, and remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!