Use your favorite small pasta shape in place of the bow tie (farfalle) pasta. Cavatelli, fusilli and ziti all work well.
About 1 1/4 cups of Alfredo sauce from a 16-ounce jar can be used in place of refrigerated Alfredo sauce. Store any remaining sauce in the refrigerator.
Cook the pasta and broccoli ahead of time. Rinse with cold water until they are cool; drain well. Transfer the pasta mixture to a large resealable food storage plastic bag. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil; seal the bag and shake it until the past a mixture is coated with oil. Refrigerate it until you’re ready to use.