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Meatless Pasta Recipe
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Pasta And Broccoli Recipe

Pasta And Broccoli Recipe




  • 1 large bunch Broccoli - with at least 4 stems 
  • 1 pound Cavatappi or Fusilli
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dried Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Olive oil 
  • Coarse Grained Salt
  • 20 large Sprigs Italian parsley - leaves only and coarsely chopped  
  • 4 tablespoons Capers - packed in wine vinegar and drained
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper 


  • Clean broccoli, discarding tough bottom stems, and separate stems fromflorets. 
  •  Place in 2 bowls of cold water 30 minutes.
  • Bring large pot of cold water to boil. Add coarse salt to taste, the add pasta and immediately afterward, broccoli stems.
  • Pasta should be cooked al  dente, 9-12 minutes.
  • About 2 minutes after adding stems, add florets.
  • Mince garlic in the meantime.
  • Place oil in small saucepan over medium heat.
  • When oil is warm, add garlic and saute until lightly golden - about 1 minute.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Add capers and saute 2 more minutes.
  • By that time, pasta and broccoli should be cooked.
  • Drain contents of stockpot.
  • Transfer to large warmed serving dish.
  • Pour sauce over and mix well.
  • Sprinkle parsley over and serve immediately.

     Meatless Pasta Meal Serves 4 - 6 

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