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Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish Recipe

I love to fix new recipes for my husband, Robert, and our children. With garlic and cheese, this is a tasty way to get kids to eat broccoli.—Judi Lacourse, Mesa, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 313 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 11g protein .

Reviews for Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish

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rena 55 242410
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"Tasty, tasty, tasty!! This combination pleases even the most picky eater!!"

vewebber58 237313
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"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!"

lisa53202 198317
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"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!"

Charobic 720
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"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."

kaismia 198316
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"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."

Lyndsayjoy 1454
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I made this the other night and my family and I loved it. Wouldn't change a thing. Delicious!"

brittanymarie 577
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010


RachelE 182
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2009

"My whole family really liked this-used a bag of frozen broccoli and less oil, next time will use half the pasta."

badgergirl 969
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2008

"This is simple, but really delicious!"

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