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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Spicy Broccoli Pasta


This is another staple in our dinner menu rotation.  We love this pasta dish because it is so simple yet delicious.  The red pepper flakes really allow you to control the “kick” of the dish, so add more if you enjoy a bit more spice.  It is excellent as leftovers as well.  I don’t have much else to say about it except that we love it!

Spicy Broccoli Pasta
1 lb. broccoli
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. pasta, cooked  

Cook broccoli in boiling water, 3-5 minutes until just tender.  Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic.  Cook over medium heat until just golden, about 2 minutes.  Add drained broccoli and red pepper flakes, and cook 5 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add hot sauce to cooked pasta.  Toss and serve. 


Source: Pasta by Dorling Kindersley

  • This sounds simple and delcious! I’m definitely going to add this to my “to try” list!

  • I tried something similar not that long ago and it was delicious Anne…great minds think alike and all that :D

  • Sounds so good. Plain and simply delicious!

  • Mrs. Smith

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Annie! I made it tonight, though I varied a few things; I added sautéed shrimp, seasoned grilled chicken, and grilled the broccoli, too (fewer dishes to wash that way :) ). Some of the seasonings from the chicken combined with the oil and added a neat flavor. I thought it was very good, and so did my husband who doesn’t usually like broccoli unless it’s covered in cheese. Thanks, again!

  • Katelyn

    I just made this for dinner and it was delicious!

  • I also like a similar recipe that adds sun-dried tomatoes & fresh lemon juice. Yummy!