Broccoli Sauce for Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mandabears

Thick, garlicky broccoli puree wonderful on pasta. Full of flavor, not a lot of calories.

Top Review by Hot Pepper

On edit: I lowered the rating on this recipe. Originally I had suggested keeping the lid on the pan after adding broccoli, and of course I didn't read my own review. It turned out like a dry pesto and needed a bit more flavor, like lemon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut broccoli in flowerettes.
  2. Peel the stems and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Heat oil in pan.
  4. Add garlic, salt and black pepper.
  5. Slowly saute garlic until it is slightly brown.
  6. Add 1/2 cup water.
  7. Mix water and garlic into a sauce.
  8. Let come to a boil.
  9. Add broccoli, cook stirring constantly until broccoli is cooked to almost a mushy stage.
  10. Add red pepper flakes.
  11. Puree sauce and serve over pasta.

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