Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 313 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 11g protein.
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Dec 12, 2018
This is one of my favorite recipes. It is my go-to for an easy, delicious side dish with my Sunday night grilled chicken. It makes enough, that we have extra for Monday’s lunch
Jul 22, 2018
My family loved this recipe! Next time, I'm only going to use 1 garlic clove. I added some roasted chicken on top before I served this. Add a salad and some garlic bread and supper is served.
Apr 2, 2018
I made this for dinner tonight, adding a handful of sliced dry salami and a splash of cream, to make it a light one-dish meal instead of a side. An easy dish, ready to serve 10 minutes after the water boils.I think if I were making as a side I would still add just a bit of milk or cream, to help the cheese and oil stick to the broccoli.
Aug 28, 2017
Good, but would be better with a bit of sauce. Very dry
Jun 8, 2017
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!
Jun 4, 2017
I've been making this dish and sharing the recipe for years! It's one of my family's favorite dishes.
Jan 24, 2016
Tasty, tasty, tasty!! This combination pleases even the most picky eater!!
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!
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!
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.