Cook's Hideout: Pasta with Broccoli

November 23, 2010

Pasta with Broccoli

Vegan Mofo Day 23:

This is a very simple pasta dish that comes together in no time if you have cooked pasta on hand. I had some leftover Brown rice penne pasta in the fridge along with a bunch of broccoli that needed to be used up. Having stuck in traffic and coming home late from work, I was in no mood to cook anything elaborate, so this simple and quick pasta came about.

Penne Pasta - 8 oz., cooked according to package directions (I used Brown Rice Pasta from Trader Joe's)
Broccoli florets - 2-3 cups, chopped
Onion - 1 medium, thinly sliced
Garlic - 3 cloves, coarsely chopped
Red chili flakes - 1/2tsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste

  • Heat 2tbsp olive oil in a sauté pan on medium high flame. Add the red chili flakes and once they sizzle, add onions and garlic and sauté until onions turn translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Next add the broccoli and little salt; cook on medium high flame until broccoli starts to brown around the edges.
  • Lower the heat, cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until broccoli is tender, but still bright green.
  • Season with salt & pepper; add cooked pasta and mix well. Serve hot.


  1. Simply delicious looking pasta, love the addition of broccoli..

  2. i am not a big pasta fan but your pic looks tempting:)


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