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Hello! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Today, I took it easy for the most part because I didn’t get much sleep last night. Lucky for me, it’s Saturday, so I didn’t have any commitments anyway. Phew. So for lunch, I opted for a one-pot recipe. If it’s okay with you, I’m making this post short and sweet because I desperately need some time for introspection and… sleep! But I want to share this recipe with you because it turned out really good!! So, without any flourish whatsoever, I present my One Pot Creamy Broccoli Parmesan Caracol. It’s simple, fast, and delicious. My three favorite words to describe a good recipe. LOL.
Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments!
PS: Just a couple super quick notes for making your One Pot Broccoli Parmesan Caracol…
This recipe features green malagueta peppers, a delicious, mildly spicy seasoning ingredient used here in Brazil. If you don’t have these available, not to worry. You can substitute with green canned chilis or just leave out this ingredient and stick to black pepper.
Also, for this recipe, make sure to use some form of dutch oven to ensure the best results. Cookware that retains heat and distributes it evenly lends the best results. I’ve tried one pot recipes with a chili pot and glass lid and they just did not work because too much liquid evaporated and the pasta didn’t cook evenly since the pot wasn’t made to retain much heat. In these pictures, you can see that I used my Brazilian Soapstone pot (which I am totally in love with) and once again, it produced an excellent dish.
One Pot Creamy Broccoli Parmesan Caracol
A one pot pasta dish featuring caracol pasta, broccoli, parmesan, and green malagueta peppers.
- 2 1/2 cups Caracol Pasta
- 4 cups Milk
- 4 cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 large Onion
- 2 tbs Butter
- 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Green Malagueta Peppers
- AND/OR freshly ground Black Peppercorns to taste
- 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- Optional: Dried Oregano, Malagueta Peppers & oil, and Parmesan or Mozzarella Cheese for garnishing
- Step 1 Saute the onions in butter until translucent.
- Step 2 Then combine all ingredients EXCEPT THE CHEESE in your pot and stir together.
- Step 3 Cook on low with the lid, stirring occasionally so the pasta doesn’t cook to the bottom of your pot. (Approx. 20 min from turning on burner to finish.)
- Step 4 Once the pasta is tender, stir in the cheese and garnish with more green malagueta peppers & pepper oil, cheese, and oregano.
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