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    Broccoli Spaghetti

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    steve in FL's Note:

    I got this from an Italian co-worker after having it at a work pot-luck. The flavor is really intense, and this can be served as either a side-dish or a meatless meal-in-itself. You can really use any type of pasta you prefer, I first had it with spaghetti, so that's always my preference. Really easy recipe. Edited: Psst.. please use real garlic, not the chopped stuff in the jar.. I repeat - use FRESH GARLIC, not the stuff in the jar, else you will be doomed to a bland result with no flavor. If made as directed, you will have a robustly flavorful pasta dish!

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    1. 1
      Chop the broccoli fine and add it to a sauce pan.
    2. 2
      Add garlic, olive oil, pepper and the water and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      Break up the broccoli as it cooks so that the end result is a mushy, slightly chunky green sauce.
    5. 5
      You may need to add more water or oil to keep it at a 'wet', pourable consistency if the liquid evaporates too quickly. You basically want it to be the thickness of a tomato pasta sauce. Add salt to taste; I only add the salt at the end, because if you do so earlier on, the saltiness may become more intense when the mixture reduces.
    6. 6
      Serve over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with parm if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 29, 2008


      This made for a great summertime pasta sauce! I enjoyed it a lot, though I can't say I followed the recipe closely. Instead, I used more black pepper, as suggested, and added a chicken bouillon cube and healthy sprinkling of garlic powder. Because of the amount of garlic I used and bouillon, I omitted salt. I also kept it rather chunky, more the consistency of a salsa than a sauce. Parmesan was good, but not needed for a full flavor. Definitely, definitely adding this to my repertoire.

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    • on May 14, 2008


      Just didn't care for it. Nothing outstanding, but was able to use up the broccoli I had in my refrig!

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    • on February 17, 2008


      This dish was okay, but seems to be missing something. An addition of chicken stock or red pepper flakes might improve the flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli Spaghetti

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.7
    Calories from Fat 131
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 23.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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