Shell Pasta with Broccoli & Garlic

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is another quick, easy, delicious weeknight dish! Frying the garlic just until it is golden gives it a nutty, slightly spicy flavour that goes well with broccoli - but don't go past that golden colour or it will become bitter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut Broccoli into small florets& chop stems.
  2. Cook in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon.
  4. Drain& set aside.
  5. Cook pasta in the same pot of boiling water until tender but firm, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid, drain& return to the pot.
  7. Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat; add next 4 ingredients& fry until garlic is fragrant& anchovies begin to break down, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add broccoli to skillet and cook until heated through& garlic is beginning to turn golden, about 2 minutes.
  9. Add to pasta along with reserved cooking liquid& toss to coat.
  10. Sprinkle Parmesan on each serving.


Most Helpful

Very good. Only change was to add about 1/2 small can of chicken broth for additional flavor. I make broccoli and pasta often, but this was a nice change with the anchovies.

Valerie in Florida April 21, 2004

I made this recipe for Dd to eat while I was away. She loved it & finished up the whole casserole over a 3 day period. She also made sure that I understand she wishes me to make this again. I did taste it myself & I would enjoy it more by adding 1tsp of hot red pepper flakes for a bigger kick. Thank you CountryLady.

Kit^..^ty Of Canada December 10, 2006

Loved the addition of anchovies to this recipe. Only thing I did different is to microwave my broccoli. I always cook it by adding just a tablespoon or so of water, covering it and microwave for about 8 minutes. Comes out perfect every time. Great quick and easy dish. Thanks, CL.

Marie May 17, 2004

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