Bring water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
If you're using frozen broccoli, throw it in a pan right away with 3 tbsp of olive oil and cover with a lid - the broccoli thaws more quickly.
If using fresh, wash and cut the fresh broccoli into small florets. Next, peel and dice the onion; same with the cloves of garlic.
Heat up the olive oil in a pan, then add the broccoli, onion and garlic. On medium heat let everything simmer for 5 minutes.
Now it’s time to add the cream cheese.
Now slowly pour in the vegetable broth. NOTE: If you think the mixture is getting watery, stop pouring!
Once ready, drain the pasta in a sieve. Now add them to the broccoli cream mix. Cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes
Add salt, pepper and a few chili flakes to taste. To give it another kick, give a few splashes of lemon juice and a tsp of honey to the mix.