Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Broccoli & Garlic Pasta

I switched a day this week and decided to serve this dish on Tuesday instead of Wednesday since it is a quicker meal and I was running out the door to get to my Zumba class on time. It is now one of my family's favorite pasta dishes. I found it in my "5 Ingredients or Less" cookbook that my in-laws got for me...thanks Tina and Garry :) This meal is great hot or cold, for lunch or for dinner :)

Broccoli & Garlic Pasta


1 (16 oz) pkg shaped pasta, such as ziti or raddiatore
1 bunch broccoli cuts into florets
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan and/or Romano cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Four minutes before the pasta finishes cooking, add the broccoli to the water. While the pasta cooks, combine the garlic, olive oil and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain the pasta and broccoli and toss with the garlic mixture.

**I had no fresh broccoli on hand so I used a frozen package which worked just as well.


  1. This is just for me. If I could reach into the screen, I would grab it, right now. It has all my favorites, pasta, broccoli, garlic and cheese.

    Thanks for linking such a wonderful recipe to Let's Do Lunch.

  2. Great dish - I love the simple combination of broccoli & pasta - it's something I make often for a quick and easy mid-week meal - I like a bit of anchovy in with it too (gives a nice savouriness without any hint of fishiness).
    Sue :-)