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Orecchiette with Broccoli & Peas

This Orecchiette with Broccoli & Peas is filled with flavor, veggies, and fresh herbs. It's also simple to make too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: broccoli, creamy pasta, orecchiette, peas
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. orecchiette
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 1/4 cups packed broccoli florets cut small
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp greek-style vegan yogurt
  • Juice of 1 1/2 to 2 lemons to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan optional
  • Extra pepper for serving
  • Red chili flakes for serving

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente, in salted water. Drain, but reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan on medium heat, add onions, oil, 1 tsp of kosher salt, and pepper. Stir, cook for 5 min. Add garlic, cook another min. Add garlic powder and vegetable broth, let gently simmer for 2 min.
  • Add broccoli florets and peas, stir and cook covered for 2 to 3 min. Remove lid and cook more time if broccoli is not yet fork tender. Add pasta and remaining ingredients, stir and add the last 1/2 tsp kosher salt if desired. Add in some of the reserved pasta cooking water to thin the sauce if desired.
  • Serve and top with red chili flakes and black pepper.