Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I received this recipe from a friend who says it is from a famous Italian restaurant on "The Hill" in St. Louis. It is definitely a good one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta for 5 minutes; drain.
  2. Reserve 1 cup liquid.
  3. Add all ingredients except parmesan cheese.
  4. Cook about 10 minutes until broccoli is tender.
  5. Add liquid until you see it coming up through pasta.
  6. Add cheese to thicken.
Most Helpful

My family loved this dish. I will add more of the cooking water next time as it got a bit dry as time went by. I wasn't quite sure about the directions. I also did not add the mushrooms as no one likes them.

cooking with love April 05, 2011

Wow, I feel like we're back in St. Louis and eating on "the Hill" (the Italian section of the city). This is a classic recipe for restaurants there. I used large shells in St. Louis tradition, increased the garlic, and omitted the mushrooms (kids). Letting it sit really lets the sauce soak in and flavor the pasta. My 13 y/o said it's his second favorite meal ever!

Zetty66 February 21, 2010

I am so glad to see this on here, I used to work for Kohner Properties and we had our staff meetings there and we had this one time and I fell in love. Thanks :)

Bella Rachelle October 22, 2008