Sicilian-Style Broccoli

with Pasta



  • 1.5 lbs. broccoli

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

  • 0.5 lb. rigatoni pasta

  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • 1 c finely shredded Parmesan


  1. In a large pot, cook pasta al dente according to the package directions. When the pasta is almost done, remove 1 cup pasta water and save for sauce.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare the broccoli for steaming:

    1. Cut the florets off the stalk into equal sized pieces. Peel the stalk and cut into the same size.

    2. Heat 1/3 cup of water and broccoli over high heat in a large covered pan. Steam for 2 minutes-- until broccoli turns bright green but is not fully cooked. Drain broccoli if necessary.

  3. In the same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; add steamed broccoli and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and pepper flakes; sauté 1 minute.

  4. Combine cooked pasta, butter, broccoli mixture, and 1/2 cup pasta water. Toss together over medium heat. Add more pasta water to make a soupier sauce. Adjust seasoning. Turn off heat and toss with Parmesan cheese.

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