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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.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 272343
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

"Good, but would be better with a bit of sauce. Very dry"

CGwife237 User ID: 8904203 267792
Reviewed 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!"

zippee-0415 User ID: 6353988 267635
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2017

"I've been making this dish and sharing the recipe for years! It's one of my family's favorite dishes."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 242410
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

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

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 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 User ID: 1079567 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 User ID: 947618 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 User ID: 5467893 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 User ID: 4102204 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 User ID: 1601773 577
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010


RachelE User ID: 1320859 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 User ID: 2400926 969
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2008

"This is simple, but really delicious!"

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