Broccoli Pasta
  • 12 ounces penne noodles or any other kind-of noodles
  • As much broccoli as you would like (1/2 -1 pound)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (you can add more to make spicier)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • Freshly grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a saucepan heat oil, pepper flakes, and crushed or minced garlic on low heat.
  2. Watch the oil as it can burn easily. Cook about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain out the garlic and pepper and set to the side.
  4. Bring water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions.
  5. Steam broccoli to desired doneness.
  6. When everything is done, add the broccoli to the pasta and drizzle with the oil mixture (can use the garlic and pepper, toss it, or serve on the side).
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe by From This Kitchen Table at