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Orecchiette with Broccoli


Serves 3-4
16 ozPastene Orecchiette
1 large bunchbroccoli, quartered
1 TbspPastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 TbspPastene Minced Garlic
1 cupchicken broth
¼ cupPastene Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tspcrushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper


  • Cut broccoli in quarters.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and add broccoli. Blanch for about 1½ – 2 minutes, drain and set aside in a colander.
  • Re-fill pot with water and salt for the pasta and bring back to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  • Heat pan to medium-high, add olive oil to the pan; when hot add garlic and cook until golden (don’t burn).
  • Return broccoli to the pan, mix well with the garlic and oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook about a minute.
  • Drain pasta and add to the broccoli. Reduce heat and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken broth, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes if using.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste and toss another 30 seconds so that everything is mixed well and the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Remove from heat. Serve in bowls additional grated cheese if you desire.

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