Broccoli Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Broccoli Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

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Chef John 15869

"If you've got to eat your broccoli, this is a great way to do it. A beautiful side dish of broccoli and angel hair pasta with red pepper flakes is so delicious and so aromatic."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 599 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 599 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 76.5g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 1053 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Hold a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle and cut the florets from the broccoli stems into a bowl. Chop remaining stems into small pieces and transfer stems to a separate bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil with butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook garlic in the hot oil-butter mixture, stirring often, until garlic is soft but not browned. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes and salt. Pour chicken stock into skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir broccoli stems into the stock mixture and simmer until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add a little water or stock if mixture starts to dry out.
  3. Stir broccoli florets into skillet and cook broccoli sauce until florets are bright green and slightly tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and stir in angel hair pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta strands are almost tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large pot.
  5. Pour broccoli sauce over pasta, stir with a wooden spoon, and mix in 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Cover pot with a lid and let stand until pasta absorbs excess liquid and finishes cooking, about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls and sprinkle each serving with a dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
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37scifinut
11/8/2013

Seriously delicious! I had mushrooms that needed to be used up and added them with the butter and olive oil. Farfalle pasta worked well as an alternative to Angel Hair. Would not change a thing!

Tina Joris
3/20/2015

this recipe is very good and very similar to the one done at my mother's home in Sicily. Only difference, we cook the pasta in the same water the broccoli have been cooked in to give it extra flavor and stir fry some sun dried tomatoes and/or a few anchovies fillets with the garlic. We usually don't top it with parmesan but with roasted breadcrumbs.

ebroom
2/24/2015

Delicious! I added a few meatballs on top to make this a main dish. Also added a squeeze of lemon at the end. Be sure to undercook your broccoli and your pasta. They will both finish cooking in the pot at the end. If it seems too runny, place on stovetop for another minute until broth cooks off.