I discovered this meatless monday dish by accident. I had a store bought jar of pesto and wanted to use it up and ended up finding this broccoli pesto pasta dish. Little did I know it didn't call for pesto at all but instead was referring to the fact that broccoli is used instead of basil leaves to create a pesto like dish.
The first time I made it I didn't have pine nuts and I put in a few tablespoons of pesto into the pasta. That was pretty good. I made it before as is without the pine nuts which made me hungry really fast, so I recommend keeping the recipe as is since it is already a vegetarian meal. Every time I've made it I've used penne as the pasta.
Recipe from the BBC Website: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1473/broccoli-pesto-pasta