One Pot Pasta Con Broccoli

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One pot pasta with broccoli is a twist on classic pasta con broccoli from The Pasta House, using the simple one pot wonder technique. This easy dinner recipe is ready in minutes and simple to clean up!

One Pot Wonder Pasta Con Broccoli in a white bowl on a wood table next to a fork and napkin

Pasta With Broccoli

This recipe for One Pot Wonder Pasta Con Broccoli is a twist on classic pasta con broccoli from The Pasta House.  The original recipe had apparently been published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch some time ago.  I adapted the original recipe to utilize the simple one pot wonder technique.

How To Make Pasta Con Broccoli in 1 Pot

*Note:  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Add fresh cut broccoli florets and uncooked pasta to a large pot.

Fresh broccoli and uncooked pasta in a pot for 1 pot pasta

  • Add garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, milk, broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir well.

Uncooked ingredients in a pot for 1 pot pasta con broccoli

  • Bring the liquid to a boil.
  • Reduce it to a simmer and cover the pot.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in thinly sliced mushrooms and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Let the pasta rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pot of 1 pot pasta con broccoli recipeIt’s that quick and easy!  As the pasta cooks, it creates a creamy sauce so you don’t miss the actual cream that was in the original recipe.  By letting the pasta rest after cooking, the pasta will absorb the remaining liquids in the pot and the mushrooms will soften.

I’ve made this dish with whole wheat pasta and with regular pasta.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think the whole wheat pasta worked well in this dish.  It was a little overpowering.  But, if you know that you like the taste of whole wheat pasta, then you should go for it.

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One Pot Wonder Pasta Con Broccoli Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
One pot pasta with broccoli is a twist on the classic pasta con broccoli recipe from The Pasta House. This easy dinner recipe is ready in minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Servings 6 servings
Calories 424 kcal


  • 1 (14 -16 oz.) box campanelle pasta -or whatever pasta you like
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves -minced
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups 2% milk -or your preferred milk/milk alternative
  • 1 cup chicken broth -or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup mushrooms -very thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Add the pasta, broccoli, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, tomato sauce, milk, and broth to a large pot. Cover and bring to a full, rolling boil. Stir and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer covered for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until there is ½ to1 inch of liquid left in the bottom of the pot. *NOTE: Keep an eye on the pot in the beginning of the cooking process because milk tends to boil over easily.
  • Remove the pasta from the heat and stir in the mushrooms and the parmesan. Let the pasta rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. The remaining liquid will absorb into the pasta and the mushrooms will soften.


Serving: 1/6th of the recipe | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.4g | Protein: 19.4g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 3.5g
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword One Pot Pasta Recipe, One Pot Recipe, Pasta Con Broccoli
Cuisine American, Italian
Author Amanda Finks

Recipe adapted from Pasta House Pasta Con Broccoli.

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  1. 5 stars
    I can’t get over how easy this was AND it tasted great! I used cavatappi pasta, almond milk and frozen broccoli. It turned out perfect. I chopped my mushrooms fine to hide them from kids 😉

  2. 4 stars
    Excellent! My boys loved it! I will add it to my monthly rotation. Thanks! (I added more garlic because you can never have too much garlic!)

  3. I made this tonight, but I used whole milk and whole wheat spaghetti and added 1/2 lb. potato sausage and 3 campari tomatoes. So a disclaimer that I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. The pasta was okay, but a little boring. I’m not sure what would kick up the flavor – pepper and extra parm helped a little. Maybe crushed red pepper, fresh herbs, very flavorful Italian sausage? But my husband was seriously pumped to only have one dinner pan to wash so there’s that haha

  4. Hi! I just found your blog and am excited to try all your one pot wonders – first will be the enchilada bowl and then this one for sure! If I were to replace the mushrooms with chicken, do you think I need to sautee it first?

    1. Thanks Mia!
      Either way will work. I have one pot wonders where the raw chicken is added with the broth, veggies, pasta, etc. and it gets simmered. And, I have recipes where the chicken is sautéed first then simmered with the broth. Personally, I think the chicken tastes a little better if it is sautéed until lightly browned first. It will add a few minutes to the total cooking time. But, it will still be a quick and easy recipe.

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I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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