Pasta with Broccoli Recipe

Hello Everybody! Today I have a pasta with broccoli recipe to share with you all. This recipe was a staple in my family as I was growing up and I have also cooked it many times for my wife and son. This dish brings back a lot of good memories.Very simple, yet so delicious! Watch my video below to follow along as I cook this dish, and/or continue reading for the written recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. broccoli, washed and drained
  • 1 lbs.  pasta, I used fusilli in my video
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 3 Oh Yeah babies (hot chili pepper), optional
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Begin by bringing a pot of water and a pinch of salt to a boil and cooking the pasta as per the instructions on the box/bag.

Add the broccoli to the pot just 4 minutes before the pasta is done cooking.

Once the pasta and broccoli are ready, drain the water, leaving a few cups of the water still in the pot with the pasta so that it is not too dry.

In a small frying pan, fry the hot pepper and garlic in the olive oil over a medium/low flame. Fry for about 5 minutes or until the garlic has a light brown color to it. Pour into the pasta and broccoli pot and mix. Serve and enjoy! Cin cin!