Monday, May 5, 2008

MMMMM favorite pasta dish

This is so easy and so good. And, believe it or not, it's even healthy.

It's best with the extra virgin Sicilian olive oil I bought recently

It's broccoli served with spaghetti.

Take some oil (not a lot) and saute the broccoli. I usually use frozen organic mini broccoli because it cooks so fast and requires no prep. Add some garlic.

Serve over spaghetti with a drizzle of the oil and some crushed red pepper flakes. Some shredded Romano cheese kicks it up a notch, but isn't necessary. We often have some cooked spaghetti sitting around so it takes around 15 minutes or so to get dinner on the table because instead of boiling water for pasta, we just have to toss it in the pan with the broccoli. Also, we use whole grain pasta, so it's even more healthy.


Babchi said...

it's tough enough to have to cook after working all day...then there is the cleanup side of it. kudos to anyone who has to do this on a daily about ordering out every other day? Healthy? Hell no, but some choices can be not too about pizza tonight?

shyne said...

Did someone mention pizza?
White with mushrooms....:-)

Here's my one of my favorite pasta dishes. It's similar to yours.

I saute onions, fresh summer squash and/or zucchini (julienned), mushrooms (if I have them), garlic in olive oil with a touch of butter (I like the taste).
Just as all the ingredients get cooked just past the crunchy stage, I throw in a diced tomato and a handful of fresh basil.
Heat (don't cook) and serve over mini penne.

It takes only minutes to throw together. meat!