Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce for Pasta

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This is a great and unusual sauce for pasta. It's also a snap to put together.

Top Review by Chef Kate

I made some changes, but I don't think I altered the 'soul' of the recipe so it's legitimate to give five stars--it is delicious! And the contrast between the softness of pasta and the texture of the broccoli and the crunchy salty crumbs flavored by the anchovy is just lovely! In fact, I am already devising other uses for the crumbs. My changes--I used low fat sour cream in place of cream; I used olive oil in place of butter; and I sauteed the anchovies in the oil first so that they kind of melted into the oil, and then added the bread crumbs. I loved this! Thanks, Ev, and forgive the recipe-tampering, please.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook broccoli until tender in boiling, salted water.
  2. Drain.
  3. Put back in pan.
  4. Toss in cream until heated through.
  5. Season.
  6. Fry breadcrumbs in butter until golden.
  7. Add anchovies and cook until heated through.
  8. Top pasta with the broccoli sauce.
  9. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and anchovies over.

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