Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pasta and Veg

I love broccoli sauteed in olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper...add pasta and cheese and it's a meal!

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3-4 cloves minced garlic
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. frozen broccoli florets , thawed
8 oz. linguini (or pasta of your choice) cooked in chicken or vegetable broth
about 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan

In a large saute pan gently saute the garlic and pepper flakes in the olive oil for about a minute or two.  Add the broccoli and saute until warmed through. In the meantime cook the linguini in the chicken broth, saving about 1/2 cup of the broth after draining.  Add the pasta to the broccoli and the pasta broth if the mixture seems a little dry. Top with the grated parmesan and s&p to taste.
( a good size bag of baby spinach substitutes nicely for the broccoli- just barely saute it)

1 comment:

  1. I am definitely going to have to try this one!!!