Check out the article from Food52's Genius Recipes weekly segment on overcooked broccoli and how delicious it can actually be. I made this last night with the following changes : I used one pound of thawed frozen broccoli and skipped the blanching step and halved the rest of the ingredients except for the garlic (I love garlic!) You can find the article here:
I plopped some on top of mashed potatoes - it was wonderful! And I can imagine it mixed with pasta!