Bowtie Pasta with Broccoli

    30 minutes

    This is a simple meal or side with pasta, steamed broccoli and Romano cheese. Serve with crusty bread and salad or as a side with chicken.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g dry farfalle (bowtie) pasta
    • 4 cups broccoli florets
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add farfalle pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
    2. Place broccoli in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam 5 minutes or until tender.
    3. Heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute or until golden brown.
    4. In a bowl, toss together the pasta, reserved pasta water, broccoli, garlic, remaining oil and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

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    I think when you read this recipe, you can see that it would be bland. There is no mixing of the flavors. So, I did steam my broccoli in my Micro steamer for 2 to 3 min. Then I added the broccoli to the garlic in the skillet to saute, for about 2 min... set aside off fire with lid on it for about 2 min. I then put the broccoli, garlic and cheese in with pasta, put on lid and let that set as I finished the rest of dinner about 10 min. O and I forgot to save the pasta water, so I put in 3tbs of chicken broth.. I only made 1/2 of this recipe as there is only two of us. You have to let the flavors meld. I did not change the recipe just the course of how its prepared to more flavor. If you want more garlic taste too, add a few cloves to your pasta water as it cooks. Thanks... I tried this because broccoli and pasta is my sons favs...  -  28 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a standard Italian dish...I like to cook the broccoli in with the pasta for the last 5 mins...then drain. I use closer to 8 cloves of garlic, saute in oil, add pasta water and 1/2 cup of chicken broth..simmer so flavors meld.Mix all together and add plenty of grated cheese and fresh ground pepper. Make it into a meal by adding shrimp or Italian sausage to the garlic and oil, then combine everything! Mangia!  -  28 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    If you are looking for a pasta dish without a heavy cream or tomato sauce, this received rave reviews from diners. I added toasted pine nuts (1/2 cup), sauteed red pepper flakes (1 tsp.) to give the recipe some depth. By request I will be making this again.  -  21 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)