Looking for a quick and easy recipe that tastes absolutely incredible and only contains 6 or so ingredients that you may already have in the house? This recipe is a great vegetarian option too, and you can add lots of different veggies to it, as many as your heart desires!
I was absolutely thrilled when I was asked by Kroger to create a recipe featuring their Simple Truth Organic milk! It's my absolute favorite milk because the taste is the best of any organic or traditional milk I've ever had, and I am extremely particular about the milk I drink. I always drink organic milk, and I consume milk in some way or another just about every day. We go through quite a bit of milk each week in our home, and I am so incredibly glad I made the switch to organic. Luckily, Kroger and Kroger family stores are now offering lower prices on Kroger and Simple Truth brand dairy items, and since this recipe calls for about 2 1/2 cups of milk, I figured this pasta dish would be the perfect dish to celebrate my love of milk!
2 1/2 C. Milk (I used 2% but whole milk works too)
28 oz or 3 3/4-4 C Vegetable Broth for Vegetarian, and Use Chicken Broth for non-vegetarian.
1 package of noodles (I used these amazing Italian Trottole in the Kroger Brand)
1 small to medium sized head of broccoli
1/2-1 Cup Parmesan or Asiago Cheese (Grated from a block or in a container)
1-2 Tbs Butter or Margarine
Parsley Flakes or Italian Seasoning
Salt and any of your favorite seasonings to taste
Makes approximately 4-6 servings
1.) Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
2.) In a large pan, begin to heat your butter until melted. Add chicken broth, milk, parsley flakes, salt, and any other seasonings you like. Simmer until bubbling, but make sure it doesn't boil over or your milk will not taste right. Also, add your cheese and stir until combined.
3.) Add noodles and boil/simmer for about 15 minutes for spiral noodles like the ones in this post, or around 12-15 minutes for fettuccini noodles.
4.) Once noodles are al dente, add broccoli, cover with lid, and steam and simmer until broccoli is soft, and noodles are cooked throughout. Most of the liquid will have reduced and absorbed into the noodles and broccoli. The house should be smelling pretty incredible by now! Taste your food and make sure it doesn't need any more salt or seasoning, and you're about ready to serve.
5.) Dish your meal out, and serve with a cold glass of milk!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.