Mafaldine Pasta Recipe: Easy and Delicious Pasta Perfection!

This Mafaldine Pasta is all about those tasty broccoli, garlic, and fresh herbs. It’s the kind of meal that’ll make you smile with every bite. Imagine coming home after a long day to a plate of hot, comforting pasta—it’s pure bliss.

And guess what? This recipe is a breeze to make, but it’s packed with flavor. Fresh tomatoes and garlic seasoned just right—yum! I used mafaldine pasta, which has these cute ribbon-like shapes, but you can use any pasta you like—long or short, it’ll be delicious.

The best part? You can tweak this recipe however you like, depending on what ingredients you have. So go ahead, get creative, and enjoy every mouthwatering moment!

Mafaldine Pasta Recipe

Mafaldine Pasta Recipe

Mafaldine Pasta, also known as mafalda or reginette pasta, is a special kind of pasta with wavy edges and a nice thickness. It's like a little masterpiece for your taste buds. This mafaldine pasta with lemon and broccoli is hands down one of my favorite dishes. Normally, broccoli isn't in the mix, but I love how it adds a burst of color and healthy goodness! Each bite of this dish is like a flavor party in your mouth, making you want more every time you take a forkful. So, gather your ingredients, follow this simple recipe, and enjoy every delicious moment. You won't regret it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5
Calories 440 kcal


  • ½ lb Mafaldine pasta
  • 3 tbsp Salted butter
  • 1.5 cups finely chopped Broccoli
  • 4 cloves Garlic finely diced
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper


  • Cook pasta until it’s just right, saving some pasta water.
  • Melt butter in a pan, add broccoli, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Toss in garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Pour in cream, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese; simmer until it thickens.
  • Add cooked pasta, lemon juice, stir, and cook for a minute.
  • If it’s too dry, add reserved pasta water bit by bit until it’s creamy.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories440 kcal

Can I Use Frozen Broccoli Instead of Fresh?

Can I Use Frozen Broccoli Instead of Fresh?

Yes, you can! If you have frozen broccoli on hand, it works perfectly fine. Just make sure it’s completely thawed and drained before adding it to the dish. Frozen broccoli keeps its nutritional value and is super convenient to use.

Can I Add Some Protein to This Dish?

Of course! You can grill chicken, cook shrimp, blacken fish, sear scallops, make buttery lobster, or even add crispy bacon. You have plenty of options to customize and make it just the way you like!

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