Veronica's Broccoli Saute / Child Pleaser

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Made for my 3 yr old daughter at least 4 times a week upon her request. She and I share the same dinner so I am glad she likes it as I could eat it every nite and not get tired of it. Very simple, inexpensive and a good way to get younger children to eat broccoli without dousing it in processed cheese. The garlic takes on a very sweet flavor which makes it enjoyable to their tastebuds. You can use any pasta shape. She always helps me make this so everything is an estimate. Sorry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start cooking pasta according to package directions.
  2. Sautee minced garlic and sea salt in olive oil 5 min till soft and starting to darken.
  3. Add broccoli and saute on med for about 12-15 minutes or until broccoli is tender; not mushy and garlic is toasty brown.
  4. Drain pasta and toss with broccoli.
  5. Top with a good shaved parm cheese.


Most Helpful

This was good. I think it is better as a side than a main dish.

reddi sketti March 29, 2009

Me and my son enjoyed it a lot, in stead of adding seasalt i've added some low sodium soyasauce. Nice and easy meal..

mamaDlicious October 31, 2007

Definitely a child pleaser(: Easy to make, nutritious and fun to eat with your fingers...

foodcurious August 20, 2007

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