Pasta With Broccoli in Sweet Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

I like this recipe because it is fresh, light, low calorie, low sodium, it is eazy to make, is a meatless dish and it has lots of flavor (sweet, garlic, tomato, with a little spice). It is a good alternative to traditional spaghetti with tomato sauce, and makes for a good summer dish. I got this recipe from a "Seniors/ Cooking for Two" category cookbook I checked out from the library. You can make a lot of substitutions in this recipe too. You can substitute frozen broccoli(instead of fresh), fresh tomatoes (instead of canned), pine nuts (instead of almonds), and spaghetti noodles (instead of linguine). I switch on using fresh vs canned/frozen ingredients depending on what is more economical (sometimes I will buy fresh broccoli when it is on sale and blanch what I don't use and save it in the freezer).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, cook the broccoli in enough boiling water to cover until just tender-- 2 to 3 minutes Rinse under cold running water, drain and set aside (blanch broccoli).
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over moderately low heat for 30 seconds add the garlic and cook until garlic is slightly browned/ golden about 3 minutes Then add the tomatoes, raisins, cayenne pepper, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes Then add the almonds and simmer for 5 minutes longer.
  3. In the mean time cook linguine according to package directions, without salt Drain and place in a large serving bowl.
  4. Add the cooked broccoli to the tomato sauce and stir to combine Pour over the pasta and sprinkle with the parsley.
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I'm not sure what just happened,but I don't think my review got submitted,so just in case I am doing it over. I don't even remember exactly what I said,but I know this was a very good recipe,and easy to make,and so very tasty. Thank You,Darlene

Darlene Summers October 24, 2004

Very good and easy-to-make pasta dish. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 13, 2004