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Yummy Broccoli Pasta

Updated on July 20, 2012
Broccoli doesn't look that bad now?
Broccoli doesn't look that bad now?

Broccoli Made Yummy

When most people hear the word 'broccoli', their faces distort to a look of general disgust or disapproval (the same can be applied for many other green vegetables such as spinach or brussels sprouts). This is because, most people's experience with such verdant foods brings them back to the high chair years, when Mum or Dad spooned lumpy green masses into their mouths. After such a traumatizing experience from childhood, I don't blame most people for detesting green vegetables in their boiled down bland mushy state. However, not all broccoli dishes are disgusting, in fact,if cooked properly, they taste quite lovely. This is a simple broccoli recipe that may change a few minds about broccoli. Well, at least I hope so.

Man's foe (or not) : Broccoli (try to chop the crown into semi-bite sized pieces for ease in consumption)
Man's foe (or not) : Broccoli (try to chop the crown into semi-bite sized pieces for ease in consumption)
Vibrant broccoli...
Vibrant broccoli...
Onions and garlic... the rest is self explanatory.
Onions and garlic... the rest is self explanatory.


  • 1 broccoli crown, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 200g spaghetti, cooked
  • 20-30 ml olive oil
  • 20g Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Place broccoli in a pot of boiling water. Cook for five minutes and strain. Broccoli should be a vibrant green color. Do NOT overcook.
  2. In an empty saucepan, coat with olive oil and saute onions. Once translucent, add garlic. Stir continuously , so not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the broccoli and incorporate it well with the onions and oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes and then add the spaghetti. Mix thoroughly and serve, topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 4 people
5 stars from 1 rating of Vegetable Pasta


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  • shezz3085 profile image

    shezz3085 5 years ago from Philippines

    I love both, I never thought both could be good together. Great recipe, thanks for sharing ;)

  • RSamuel92 profile image

    RSamuel92 5 years ago from Greece

    Thanks! I love broccoli and pasta. I based off this recipe with something similar my mum made with spinach, and just substituted the greens. Sometimes something simple is the best way to go. :)

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    Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

    Just the type of recipe I can most enjoy! I love both broccoli andd pasta (though I'm now using multi-grain pasta instead of the totally-refined type). Thanks for sharing your recipe. The photo of the finished dish makes my mouth water....Jaye