July 9

Recipe: Seashells with Broccolini

Cooking, Recipes


We are excited to share a fantastic recipe from our LIFT Enrichment cookbook that can be a hit in your school! This week, we’re featuring Seashells with Broccolini – a delightful dish that combines tasty pasta with a light and yummy cheese sauce. It’s a perfect way to introduce more greens into your students’ meals.

Seashells with Broccolini

Have you ever had broccolini? This dish combines tasty pasta with a really yummy and light cheese sauce.

Active Time: 40 minutes
Start to Finish: 50 minutes


  1. Cook the Pasta: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt. Cook pasta in boiling water for 9 minutes. Strain water and add pasta to a bowl.
  2. Prepare the Broccolini: In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add broccolini and onions and sauté for 3 minutes until softened. Add ½ teaspoon salt and a bit of pepper.
  3. Make the Sauce: Make an open space in the middle of your pan. Over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of flour and stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the milk, 1 teaspoon salt, a bit of pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Turn the heat off and add 1 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Combine and Serve: Add the pasta and broccolini to the pan and stir for 2 minutes until everything is mixed through and warmed. Serve immediately.

Why Broccolini?

Broccolini is a fantastic source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as dietary fiber and potassium. It has a milder flavor than regular broccoli, making it a hit with kids!

Healthy Dishes Can Taste Good Too!

Cooking healthy meals at school doesn’t have to be boring. This recipe is a great example of how nutritious ingredients can come together to create a dish that is both delicious and exciting for students. Involving students in the cooking process can be a fun and educational experience, helping them develop healthy eating habits and an appreciation for good food.

Make Cooking Fun

Encourage your students to help out with the simple steps in this recipe. Whether it’s stirring the sauce, measuring the ingredients, or plating the final dish, cooking together can be a wonderful bonding activity. Plus, when students are involved in making their meals, they are more likely to enjoy eating them!

Bring LIFT Enrichment to Your School

We are committed to making healthy cooking accessible and fun for all students. If you’re interested in bringing our cooking programs to your school, we would love to discuss how we can make that happen.

Book a meeting with us today to learn more about our program and how we can work together to promote healthy eating habits in your school.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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