Broccoli is a favorite veggie in our household, and we go through at least a couple heads of it each week.  In general, it tends to play more of a supporting role in our meals as a side dish rather than take the spotlight in a main dish.  But not this time.  Just like roasted broccoli as a side, this pasta with a creamy broccoli pesto sauce has become an all-star.  The kids rarely ask for seconds of anything (except macaroni and cheese, duh), but they always, always ask for seconds of this.

These days I make whole wheat pasta the majority of the time for a somewhat healthier meal, but this time I just used what I had on hand.  Though the original recipe calls for heavy cream, I was out so instead I added a couple spoonfuls of greek yogurt for creaminess.  I’ve made it both ways and I honestly didn’t notice a difference  this time so I’ll continue to use the yogurt from here on out.