- 2-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 8 ounces linguine or thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
- Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
- Cut florets and tender parts of broccoli stems into bite-size pieces. In a large skillet, saute broccoli with garlic, oil, butter, salt, pepper and cayenne over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until just tender, stirring frequently. Place hot pasta in a serving dish; top with the broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Reviews for Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish
"Tasty, tasty, tasty!! This combination pleases even the most picky eater!!"
"A tasty side dish. I cut down the olive oil to one fourth a cup, and think I'll use less the next time I make it. Very good recipe!"
"Very good. I saw this in the Taste of Home magazine almost 20 years ago and wanted to try it then--wish I hadn't waited so long!"
"Made this twice so far, LOVE it! The Parmesan cheese really makes it! I double the garlic and use whole grain pasta to make it healthier."
"This recipe was very easy prepare. Took longer to saute brocolli and garlic. But it had a great taste and my 3 toddlers loved it."
"I made this the other night and my family and I loved it. Wouldn't change a thing. Delicious!"
"My whole family really liked this-used a bag of frozen broccoli and less oil, next time will use half the pasta."
"This is simple, but really delicious!"