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Spaghetti With Broccoli

Spaghetti with Broccoli is such an easy and delicious recipe. I don’t veer away too much with my variation on this classic and hey! If you need a way to hide broccoli from friends or family that don’t like it, this method is a great way to disguise it. Just call it “green sauce”


Recipe by: Mark Calaminici | Food Loves Company

Serves: 4


1 lb spaghetti, reserve pasta water

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

2-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped

Chili flakes, to taste

1 bunch broccoli, chopped into small riced size pieces

Salt, to taste

Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

100 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated


1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove pasta a few minutes before done, as you will finish cooking the pasta in the pan.

2. While the pasta is cooking, in a large frying pan over low-medium heat, heat extra virgin olive oil and add garlic and chili flakes. Saute until tender fragrant. Add the broccoli and sauté for a minute or two. Add a ladle or two of pasta water and cook it down a bit. Add spaghetti and finish cooking, mixing and tossing, adding more pasta water, if needed. The starch in the water will help form our sauce.

3. Add your cheese a handful at a time and mix and toss adding more pasta water if needed. Enjoy!

Until next time, ciao!


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