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Broccoli Romano Pasta

 Broccoli Romano Pasta
This comforting pasta dish is so easy to put together when time is tight. Try Pecorino Romano cheese for a new flavor sensation or toss in some frozen peas to add extra nutrition.—Geri Distefano, Nepean, Ontario
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute broccoli and green onions in oil
  • for 3 minutes. Stir in the water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is
  • crisp-tender.
  • Drain pasta and add to broccoli mixture; toss with cheese. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 248 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.