Broccoli and Pasta

Ana Maria da Costa Vasconcellos
Image of pasta with broccoli and parmesan cheese
Serves Serves 4
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  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 15 mins
  • Ready time 30 mins

A simple pasta dish using broccoli and parsley, perfect as a ‘primo’ (first course).

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  • 1 head of broccoli, with the hard central part cut off
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • parsley, minced
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups of short pasta (orecchiette is good for this recipe)
  • salt


Cook the pasta and broccoli together in abundant salted water.

Using another small pan, add extra virgin olive oil and fry the minced garlic paying attention not to colour it. Turn off the heat and add the minced parsley.

When the pasta is done, drain it in a colander together with the broccoli. Then put it back into the pan and add the oil with garlic and take it back to the heat. Mix it energetically.

Put it on your serving plate and … buon appetito! Enjoy!