Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

My hubby is not one for veggies much either. And I love them. So when he decides to have steak, I make what I want for me & G... I wanted broccoli this week. So I made a ton of this great, "Easiest Pasta & Broccoli" Recipe from Skinnytaste to eat 2 days straight. Yep. And it is GOOD. Make it- it is kid-friendly & Lishie-friendly (same thing ;) )

<3 Lishie

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

from Skinnytaste (Gina's Skinny Recipes)

  • 12 oz uncooked pasta (I used capellini broken up into little pieces...)
  • 6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, no stems
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water boils, add pasta & broccoli at the same time & cook according to pasta instructions for al dente. When pasta is almost done cooking, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water & set aside. Drain pasta & broccoli.

Return the pot to the stove & set heat to high; add 1 tbsp olive oil, when hot, addgarlic. Cook until golden, reduce flame to low & add pasta back to the pot.

Mix well, add remaining olive oil, grated cheese, salt & pepper to taste mixing well & smashing any large pieces of broccoli to break up.

Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water & mix well adding more if needed.

Serve in pasta bowls with additional grated cheese on the side.


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