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alfredo ziti in a cast iron pot

30 Minute Skinny Alfredo Ziti with Broccoli

Delicious 30 minute skinny Alfredo ziti pasta with broccoli! Add chicken for extra protein. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword skinny alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 440 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 12 oz whole wheat ziti (or any pasta you like -- brown rice pasta is good)
  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets (1 medium head)
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter (or reg butter if not vegan)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat (or regular whole wheat flour or all purpose gluten free flour)*
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2- 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup Go Veggie Vegan Grated Parmesan
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • To garnish: extra parmesan, chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, if desired

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta and broccoli in a large pot of salted water, according to directions on the package until al dente (or just slightly undercooked). Once done, drain pasta and broccoli and set aside for a few minutes while you make the sauce.
  2. In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add garlic and flour and stir until flour has browned, about one more minutes. 
  3. Whisk in broth and almond milk until smooth, bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 6-8 minutes until sauce thickens up. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once mixture thickens, reduce heat to low and whisk in parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary (more salt or pepper or whatever spices you like!). Gently stir in the pasta and broccoli. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
  5. Garnish with extra parmesan and parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you're not vegetarian, feel free to add in 1 or 2 cups of cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast!

Nutrition Facts
30 Minute Skinny Alfredo Ziti with Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.7g15%
Saturated Fat 5.5g34%
Carbohydrates 57.9g19%
Fiber 11.8g49%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.