Anita's Penne and Broccoli

Anita's Penne and Broccoli

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 15 minutes

An easy dish from Paul Pisani Training


1 pound penne pasta
2 heads broccoli; trimmed to florets (about 4 cups)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons Butter
3 cloves garlic; sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes; (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper; freshly ground
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup parsley; freshly chopped

Original recipe makes 4



Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, add the broccoli florets to the pasta and stir and cook for another 4 minutes. Drain pasta and broccoli, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, and red pepper flakes (if used) and cook for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, pasta, salt and pepper and toss. Add some of the reserved pasta water, if necessary, to make a light sauce. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley.

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Didnt add pepper flakes, used mini style penne, for healthier approach used olive oil and garlic pepper. Slow cooked broccoli on stove top seperately then after noodles went soft and I drained them added in broccoli. We like crunchy broccolinot soft. Good work!
JennyHensel30 2y ago

This was a very nice, light pasta dish. I made it with whole wheat elbow pasta, added in some zucchini for variety, and also added shrimp. It was quick and easy, which is nice for a weeknight meal.
IvySue 5y ago

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robbc 6y ago

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