Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I love to fix new recipes for my husband, Robert, and our children. With garlic and cheese, this broccoli pasta is a tasty way to get kids to eat their veggies. —Judi Lacourse, Mesa, Arizona
Broccoli-Pasta Side Dish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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-sized pieces. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute broccoli with garlic, oil, butter, salt, pepper and cayenne over medium heat until just tender, 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Place hot pasta in a serving dish; top with the broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

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