prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

A delicious and easy recipe for pasta with broccoli!


  • 1 or 2 Heads of broccoli (depending on size)
  • 250g Pasta (I used Tagliatelle) (2 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Red chilli pepper (optional)
  • 20g Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Instructions
  • With a small knife, remove the leathery lower part of the stalk and divide into florets of the same size.
  • Wash the broccoli under cold running water to remove impurities; Boil large pot of salted water and cook the broccoli for 10 minutes.*
  • Meanwhile, cut the garlic into rounds and brown it in a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil. Add chilli pepper if you like.
  • When the broccoli has softened, transfer it to the pan with the garlic.
  • Let the broccoli cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Break apart the broccoli with a spatula into tiny pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In the same pot where we cooked the broccoli, we cook the pasta.
  • While the pasta is cooking, blend half of the broccoli and add parmesan cheese and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cooking water to smooth out the mixture.
  • Notes
  • * In the same water in which you cooked the broccoli, cook the pasta.
  • Follow the package directions of the pasta for cooking, they usually give the indication for al dente pasta, in case taste the pasta two minutes before the indicated time on the package instructions.
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