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This is something I was raised on by my Italian grandmother, so the taste is very familiar to me, and is like comfort food. I made this pretty much as posted, using 2 bunches of broccoli and 16 oz. of ditalini (while still only using 6 cups of water). I didn't have bouillon cubes, so used powder in its place. I also added some crushed red pepper flakes. The end result was just like I remembered. I served this with some garlic and cheese sausage, but will happily eat the leftovers on their own. The parmegiano cheese is a must. Made for Spring PAC 2013.

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JackieOhNo! March 23, 2013

Nice dish. I had a lot of broth left when the pasta was done. So i just drained some of it. I added some red pepper flakes instead of black pepper. Very easy to make. Thanks! Made for PAC Spring 2009.

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susie cooks April 08, 2009

it was a very healthy feeling dish.... i did feel it was a little lacking in flavour but it is a substantial hole-filler. would definitely recommend some lemon juice or even chicken stock for those non-vegetarians.

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bellsforher January 14, 2007

I used broth instead of the boullion cubes as I had some of my own in the freezer. Nice blend of flavors and definitely different from the average pasta recipes. It paired well with the stuffed chicken.

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Mysterygirl October 29, 2006

very nice tasting dish. simple to make too. made this for myself and my 3 yr old daughter who also loved it. the only sub i did was rather than using the cubes i used organic chicken broth. i also added a squeeze of lemon to the broccoli. this is a dish that could be eaten every nite and not get tired of it. thank you for sharing.

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jennifer in new jersey October 26, 2006

Very enjoyable dish. I added some butter instead of olive oil to finish. Thanks for sharing.

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iris5555 October 22, 2006

Very tasty pasta dish! I used broccoli rabe instead of regular broccoli, because I prefer it in pasta dishes...and chicken broth instead of boullion cubes and water, because that is what I had on hand. From one Sicilian to another...thank you :) I will definitely make this again!

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mandagirl October 03, 2006
Sicilian Broccoli and Ditalini