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Rosie Trapani’s Recipe

Pasta and Broccoli*


Box of pasta

Head of Broccoli, or bag of frozen broccoli, separated into florets

2 cloves of garlic. Minced

½ tsp. salt

Pepper to taste

Hot pepper flakes to taste

Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

¼ cup olive oil

Grated hard, aged cheese (like parmigiano-reggiano)


Boil pasta according to package directions. 5 minutes before pasta is done, add broccoli to the pot. In a pan, fry the garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and pepper flakes in a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Add remaining olive oil. When pasta and broccoli are done, drain most to eh eater from the pot, reserving about 1 = 1 ½ cups of the water. Toss the pasta-broccoli mixture in the garlic oil, adding enough pasta water to make a sauce. Pour into serving bowl and add grated cheese. Serve with crusty bread and salad.

*This dish can be made with any vegetable

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