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Pasta with Spicy Broccoli
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Pasta with Spicy Broccoli

This 5-ingredient, fiber-filled, and oh-so-simple dish could pass as lunch or dinner. Use any pasta shape you like, and any amount of red pepper for heat preference. Serve this up warm or chilled as a pasta salad.

Serves 6
Ready in 22 mins
Prep time 4 mins
Cooking time 18 mins
360 calories per serving

Ingredients

> 1 (16 oz) box orecchiette pasta
> 5 cups small fresh broccoli florets
> 3 tbsp olive oil
> 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
> 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper

Steps

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the orecchiette pasta and cook 7 min., stirring occasionally.
2
Add the broccoli and cook 3–4 min., until pasta is cooked and broccoli is crisp-tender. Reserve ½ cup cooking liquid before draining. Return drained pasta and broccoli to pot.
3
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the oil on medium. Add the garlic and cook 5–6 min., until golden, stirring often. Stir in the crushed red pepper. Remove from heat.
4
Add garlic mixture to pasta mixture and toss to coat, adding reserved cooking liquid 2 tbsp at a time, if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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