Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli

I needed something quick, simple, fulfilling, and healthy on this particular day.  We often do when we are working, running around, and not planning on being home for dinner.  I had a lot going on but was craving pasta, again.  I don’t eat it that often, but I go through pasta craving moments.  It’s so versatile and you can be lazy, or creative.  I thought for a last minute meal, this was in the mid level creation. Quick like this post…

Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli

servings: 6


1 lb whole wheat pasta

1 bunch broccoli

3 tsp salt

1 tbsp fresh ground pepper

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 garlic clove sliced

1/3 cup grated parmigiano reggiano or Parmesan cheese

how to:

1. Steam broccoli, set aside.

2. Boil water for pasta, add 2 tsp salt in water.  Drop pasta in water when boiling.

3. In a larger pot, add olive oil.  When the olive oil is warm, not smoking, add the garlic, saute for 1 minute.  Add the broccoli, cheese, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.  The broccoli breaks up a bit at this point, making a broccoli sauce. Some pieces stay in tact for pretty color.  Season with salt to taste.

4. Add pasta to sauce, and ENJOY!!!!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge