One Pot Creamy Broccoli and Parmesan Noodles


Here’s the recipe for One Pot Creamy Broccoli and Parmesan Noodles:


  • 1 bag of your favorite noodles
  • 1 carton (about 4 cups) chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Broccoli florets
  • Butter
  • Garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt a generous amount of butter over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and chopped onion to the melted butter. Sauté until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Stir well to combine.
  4. Season the mixture with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper according to your taste preferences. Stir to incorporate the seasonings.
  5. Add the uncooked noodles directly to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the noodles to absorb the flavors.
  6. Add the broccoli florets to the pot. Continue cooking until the noodles are tender and the broccoli is cooked to your liking. This usually takes about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Once the noodles and broccoli are cooked, stir in a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese. Adjust the amount based on your preference for creaminess.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  9. Serve the creamy broccoli and Parmesan noodles hot, garnished with additional Parmesan if desired.

Optional Additions:

  • For a protein boost, consider adding grilled chicken or sautéed shrimp.
  • Sprinkle red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
  • Top with fresh herbs like parsley or basil for added freshness.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about One Pot Creamy Broccoli and Parmesan Noodles:

Q1: Can I use a different type of noodle for this recipe? A1: Yes, feel free to use your favorite type of noodle such as fettuccine, penne, or bowtie pasta. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q2: Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version? A2: Absolutely! Vegetable broth can be a great substitute, making this dish suitable for vegetarians.

Q3: Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh? A3: Yes, you can use frozen broccoli if that’s what you have on hand. Add it directly to the pot, and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Q4: How do I prevent the noodles from sticking together? A4: Stir the noodles occasionally while they are cooking to prevent sticking. If needed, you can add a little more broth or cream to keep them separated.

Q5: What can I serve with this dish? A5: This dish is a complete meal on its own, but you can serve it with a side of crusty bread or a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal.

Q6: Can I make this dish ahead of time? A6: While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can make the creamy broccoli and Parmesan noodles ahead of time and reheat gently on the stove with a little extra cream or broth.

Q7: How can I make it more nutritious? A7: Add more veggies like spinach, cherry tomatoes, or bell peppers for extra nutrition. You can also use whole wheat or spinach noodles for added fiber.

Q8: Can I make it dairy-free? A8: Yes, you can use a dairy-free alternative for the heavy cream and Parmesan, such as coconut cream and nutritional yeast.

Q9: What should I do if the sauce is too thin? A9: If the sauce is too thin, you can let it simmer uncovered for a bit longer to thicken. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of cornstarch with water and stir it into the sauce to thicken.

Q10: Can I customize the seasonings? A10: Absolutely! Feel free to customize the seasonings to suit your taste. You can add herbs like thyme or rosemary or experiment with different spice blends.

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