26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a wonderful one pot dish. You can use any type of pasta.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot, cook broccoli in boiling water until tender. Drain broccoli, but reserve cooking water.

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  • Reusing broccoli cooking water, cook rotini pasta until al dente. Drain and remove pasta.

  • In a large pot, saute the garlic in the olive oil. Add the cooked pasta, broccoli, grated Parmesan cheese and toss together. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; 16.4 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 98 mg sodium. 44.9 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
This has been a family favorite for years & is the #1 most-requested dish by my now college-aged son! So easy & quick too. We love Ronzoni Whole Wheat Blend pasta extra broccoli & garlic. For ease just drop broccoli in boiling water & add pasta later..cooking to taste. My husband always sprinkes lemon pepper on too. Tweak any way you like..add chicken less cheese...always turns out delicious. Thanks Maria!!
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2003
double the garlic and the cheese.
(8)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
This has been a family favorite for years & is the #1 most-requested dish by my now college-aged son! So easy & quick too. We love Ronzoni Whole Wheat Blend pasta extra broccoli & garlic. For ease just drop broccoli in boiling water & add pasta later..cooking to taste. My husband always sprinkes lemon pepper on too. Tweak any way you like..add chicken less cheese...always turns out delicious. Thanks Maria!!
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2009
Loved it! Added the extra garlic and cheese. No leftovers!
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2003
double the garlic and the cheese.
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2008
This was a quick and simple dish and perfect when you want simple flavors. My toddlers even enjoyed this recipe. I did add more garlic and seasonings is all. Will make this again!
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2005
Very tasty. I steam the broccoli instead of boiling and double the cheese and garlic. It makes a nice side dish or main dish.
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2006
This was very bland and boring though I added some ground cayenne and other seasonings. Added more parmesan.
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2012
This was not as good as I had hoped. It was lacking in flavor so I added a few extra things and followed the advice of another reviewer and doubled the amount of cheese. It helped but I think it needs more work so I'll probably keep making it so I can get it right.
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2004
This was OK but a bit bland. It could definitely use some more personality. I did leave off the parmesan as two members of the family are lactose intolerant; I just put out a canister of parmesan at the table for everyone else to sprinkle on top. It may have had more flavor with the parmesan cooked in. It needs way more garlic too or perhaps I will season it with garlic salt rather than regular salt. Maybe some oregano or other Italian herbs too. I did love the way the pasta absorbed the flavor of the brocolli though. All in all it is a good base recipe I do intend to make it again and play around with it a bit. (P.S. Leftovers reheated well later in the week I think it actually tasted better the second time around!)
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
This recipe is great! I did add an extra garlic clove and it made the dish taste even better. When I sauted the garlic I also added spinach and a few shrimp which soaked up the garlic flavor and added some extra texture to spice up the dish. Overall this is a fantastic dish that is going into my regular rotation!
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