A Sicilian classic, spicy broccoli and tomatoes tossed with short-cut pasta. This pairs nicely with a cold glass of milk to help calm the heat!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
18 mins
total:
28 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in 1 pepper.

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  • Cut an "x" shape in the bottom of each tomato. Add tomatoes and broccoli to water. Simmer until broccoli has softened slightly and the tomato skins have separated from the pulp, about 5 minutes. Remove the tomatoes and broccoli with a slotted spoon. When tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove and discard skins.

  • Bring the water to a boil again. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 1 minute less than time indicated on package or 6 to 7 minutes total. Drain.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add the broccoli, remaining sliced cayenne pepper, and tomatoes. Stir in drained pasta and cook over medium heat until heated through and blended.

  • Top with cheese and extra-virgin olive oil before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Pair with a glass of chilled, organic whole milk.

Nutrition Facts

576 calories; protein 21g 42% DV; carbohydrates 96.2g 31% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 7.7mg 3% DV; sodium 426mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2016
Sicilian Pasta with Broccoli is a great and tasty dish with a slight kick of spice which is cooled by a glass of Cold Milk. This was so easy and delicious. Perfect for weeknight meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2019
I watched an episode of "Detective Montobano" recently and a character was making a dish of broccoli and ziti so I thought I'd look up a recipe. This one has no garlic! But I liked the simplicity and fresh tomatoes so I made a version by sauteing about 6 chopped "toes" of garlic softly not browned before adding the cooked broccoli tomatoes and pasta. The result was tasty but still a bit bland. Next time more garlic maybe some onion. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
Sicilian Pasta with Broccoli is a great and tasty dish with a slight kick of spice which is cooled by a glass of Cold Milk. This was so easy and delicious. Perfect for weeknight meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
This recipe was outstanding! I could not find fresh Cayenne peppers so I used a Serrano pepper instead. I also added in some fresh minced garlic and some of the pasta water to loosen it up! It's a perfect summer pasta dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2016
Delicious! I did reserve about 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid to 'loosen' it up a bit at the end but that was my only change. Great flavor and the family loved it! Paired great with a glass of cold milk YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2016
Really tasty easy to make meal! You can add anything you want to this to change it up. It was great as it is. Nice amount of heat and a glass of milk is the perfect pairing with this dish. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2016
I thought it was too mild. I would have liked something more saucy. If you are after stronger flavor and saucier pasta this is not the one to go with. However it was pretty easy to make and it does taste better with a glass of milk. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
This was delicious! I added garlic and fresh cilantro and used Parmesan cheese instead because that s what I had. Would definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/07/2017
Followed the recipe as written but it lacked flavor. I wouldn't bother to make again to try to fix. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2019
I watched an episode of "Detective Montobano" recently and a character was making a dish of broccoli and ziti so I thought I'd look up a recipe. This one has no garlic! But I liked the simplicity and fresh tomatoes so I made a version by sauteing about 6 chopped "toes" of garlic softly not browned before adding the cooked broccoli tomatoes and pasta. The result was tasty but still a bit bland. Next time more garlic maybe some onion. Read More
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