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Broccoli and Macaroni with Lots of Garlic

 
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What an easy recipe! If you are a garlic lover, you will love this scrumptious pasta dish that will have you scooping out a second helping for yourself.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

40

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 pound broccoli florets
fresh, bunch
6 cloves garlic
finely minced
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
½ pound pasta, elbow macaroni
or other favorite pasta
¼ teaspoon black pepper
fresh ground
*
teaspoon red pepper flakes
optional, to taste
*

Directions

Separate the broccoli into florets. Peel the tough skin from the stem and slice.

Finely mince the garlic into very small pieces.

In a large pot add the oil and heat until hot but not smoking over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the broccoli, toss to coat and reduce to low heat.

Cover and cook until tender about 15 to 20 minutes.

Add the salt, ½ of the grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Toss to distribute and cook for another few minutes.

While the broccoli is cooking bring a large pot of water with ½ tablespoon of salt to the boil.

Cook the macaroni for 10 minutes or until al dente. (Tender but still with some bite). Drain well.

Add the pasta to a large serving bowl. Pour the broccoli and garlic mixture over the macaroni.

Season with black pepper and red pepper flakes (as desired to taste). Toss until thoroughly combined.

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top. Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments


, United States
 about 9 years ago

can u freeze this also

sean
Lindsay, Canada
 almost 8 years ago

If freezing I would make sure not to over cook the pasta as it might turn out a bit soggy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 205g (7.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40836% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 427mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 184%
Calcium 16% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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