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Broccoli Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Broccoli Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John

Chef John

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.

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Nutrition

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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:
  • 1150 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

37scifinut
7

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!

karin
4

karin

9/21/2013

very good I used rigatoni instead of angel hair.

jen
4

jen

9/10/2013

Absolutely delicious. Easy to make! We served this with some fresh fruit on the side & it was a perfect dinner.

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