One Pot Broccoli and Pasta with Peanut Sauce



Somedays it seams like there's no time to make a healthy dinner. Between work and running the kids around after school, the thought of cooking dinner can be overwhelming.  But, by using one pot to cook (means one pot to wash!) and a few hearty ingredients, dinner can be on the table in less time then it would take to order a pizza.  


I love quick easy meals that also taste great. Being able cook everything in one pot and whip up a tasty sauce in the blender makes cleanup a breeze. Less dishes means less cleanup and less time in the kitchen. Plus, broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrition. It's high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Folate. It's a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and ounce for ounce broccoli contains more protein than beef. Treat your family to a fast meal that is healthy, not just a meal that is fast.


Yes, broccoli is amazing! Cook some up today!





* 1 pound Kamut spiral pasta or other whole grain or gluten free pasta

* 4- 6 heads of broccoli depending on size, 10 cups cut florets

* sliced green onions

* dry roasted peanuts


Peanut Dressing:


* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

* 1/4 cup Braggs liquid Aminos or Tamari

* 1/4 cup water

* 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil (optional)

* 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

* 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

* 1 tablespoon Franks Red Hot sauce 

In large pot bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add pasta and simmer as recommended. During last 5 minutes of cooking add broccoli and simmer. Remove from heat and drain in colander. 

While pasta and broccoli are cooking make peanut sauce. Add all ingredients to blender and blend about 10 seconds until smooth. 

Serve pasta and broccoli warm with peanut sauce, green onions, peanuts, and extra hot sauce if needed.

This makes enough for 4-6 people. Leftovers make a great lunch or dinner a second night.