Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

Pasta and Broccoli Recipe


  •     12 oz uncooked pasta (I used capellini broken up into little pieces…)

  •     6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, no stems

  •     5 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

  •     1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano

  •     2 tbsp olive oil, divided

  •     Salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water boils, add pasta & broccoli at the same time & cook according to pasta instructions for al dente. When pasta is almost done cooking, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water & set aside. Drain pasta & broccoli.

  2. Return the pot to the stove & set heat to high; add 1 tbsp olive oil, when hot, add garlic. Cook until golden, reduce flame to low & add pasta back to the pot.

  3. Mix well, add remaining olive oil, grated cheese, salt & pepper to taste mixing well & smashing any large pieces of broccoli to break up.

  4. Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water & mix well adding more if needed

  5. Serve in pasta bowls with additional grated cheese on the side.

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