- 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 forBroccoli-Pasta Side Dish
"Good, but would be better with a bit of sauce. Very dry"
"This dish was AMAZING! I added fresh spinach to the broccoli and mixed it into the pasta. I doubled the recipe (except for the oil) and it was such a hit. I have 3 kids (4 if you count my husband) 8,5 & 3 and they went for seconds!"
"I've been making this dish and sharing the recipe for years! It's one of my family's favorite dishes."
"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!"