Bowties, steamed broccoli, and Romano cheese - Delicious!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add farfalle pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.

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  • Place broccoli in a pot fitted with a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam 5 minutes, or until tender.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute, or until golden brown.

  • In a bowl, toss together the pasta, reserved pasta water, broccoli, garlic, remaining oil, and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium. 48 g carbohydrates; 14.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
I think when you read this recipe you can see that it would be bland. There is no mixing of the flavors. So I did steam my broccoli in my Micro steamer for 2 to 3 min. Then I added the broccoli to the garlic in the skillet to saute for about 2 min... set aside off fire with lid on it for about 2 min. I then put the broccoli garlic and cheese in with pasta put on lid and let that set as I finished the rest of dinner about 10 min. O and I forgot to save the pasta water so I put in 3tbs of chicken broth.. I only made 1/2 of this recipe as there is only two of us. You have to let the flavors meld. I did not change the recipe just the course of how its prepared to more flavor. If you want more garlic taste too add a few cloves to your pasta water as it cooks. Thanks... I tried this because broccoli and pasta is my sons favs... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2007
The basic recipe is good but it's not enough. You need to add plenty of other spices...garlic powder italian seasoning salt and basil were my choices. I also thought that it would be really dull with just broccoli pasta and spices so I spiced it up a bit with hard salami chunks and pepperoni slices. It was a huge success at our family christmas party! I sauteed the garlic as prescribed and steamed the broccoli. Thanks for the great base recipe I just like my pasta salad with a little kick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
I think when you read this recipe you can see that it would be bland. There is no mixing of the flavors. So I did steam my broccoli in my Micro steamer for 2 to 3 min. Then I added the broccoli to the garlic in the skillet to saute for about 2 min... set aside off fire with lid on it for about 2 min. I then put the broccoli garlic and cheese in with pasta put on lid and let that set as I finished the rest of dinner about 10 min. O and I forgot to save the pasta water so I put in 3tbs of chicken broth.. I only made 1/2 of this recipe as there is only two of us. You have to let the flavors meld. I did not change the recipe just the course of how its prepared to more flavor. If you want more garlic taste too add a few cloves to your pasta water as it cooks. Thanks... I tried this because broccoli and pasta is my sons favs... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
I think when you read this recipe you can see that it would be bland. There is no mixing of the flavors. So I did steam my broccoli in my Micro steamer for 2 to 3 min. Then I added the broccoli to the garlic in the skillet to saute for about 2 min... set aside off fire with lid on it for about 2 min. I then put the broccoli garlic and cheese in with pasta put on lid and let that set as I finished the rest of dinner about 10 min. O and I forgot to save the pasta water so I put in 3tbs of chicken broth.. I only made 1/2 of this recipe as there is only two of us. You have to let the flavors meld. I did not change the recipe just the course of how its prepared to more flavor. If you want more garlic taste too add a few cloves to your pasta water as it cooks. Thanks... I tried this because broccoli and pasta is my sons favs... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
This is a standard Italian dish...I like to cook the broccoli in with the pasta for the last 5 mins...then drain. I use closer to 8 cloves of garlic saute in oil add pasta water and 1/2 cup of chicken broth..simmer so flavors meld.Mix all together and add plenty of grated cheese and fresh ground pepper. Make it into a meal by adding shrimp or Italian sausage to the garlic and oil then combine everything! Mangia! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
If you are looking for a pasta dish without a heavy cream or tomato sauce this received rave reviews from diners. I added toasted pine nuts (1/2 cup) sauteed red pepper flakes (1 tsp.) to give the recipe some depth. By request I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
This was a simple almost healthy dish. I used whole wheat elbow pasta since I had it on hand. I also boiled the broccoli since I don't have a steamer. I sauteed red pepper flakes with the garlic & I poured the oil in until I got a nice consistancy. This was loved by my 3 children. I will be making this cheap dinner again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
I had to add a little extra to this b/c it just sounded bland. Instead of bowties I used Barilla tortellini (large package) and instead of just garlic I used 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil and Garlic mix (I think next time I'm going to add 2 tsp instead--to give it more flavor). It came out WONDERFUL. This is such a good recipe. I'm eating the leftovers for lunch right now actually. Also instead of just Romano I used Kraft's Parmesan Romano and Asiago cheese mix---but only b/c my store didn't have just Romano. Hubby even said this was a keeper and he's not one for pasta dishes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2006
Wonderful! I did make some changes-I cut the recipe in half & didn't measure the broccoli; I just eyeballed it. I also used penne pasta; all I had on hand. I only used 1/4 cup cheese (used a parmesan/romano blend) & that was really all it needed. I also didn't use the pasta water-also found that unnecessary! I cut up 1 lb chicken seasoned it with italian seasoning & garlic & added that to the pasta/broccoli for a one-dish meal. I also used 2 tsp Mrs Dash tomato basil garlic blend which made it taste great; highly recommended! A very tasty quick meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2008
My family enjoyed this recipe tremendously! Even my 3 year old! I did make some changes though; instead of Romano I used parmesan cheese instead of steaming the broccoli separately I added to the garlic and oil and covered for about 10 minutes instead of plain salt I used garlic salt and because our family loves garlic I used about 10 total garlic loves. This recipe was easy extremely tasty and filling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2007
The basic recipe is good but it's not enough. You need to add plenty of other spices...garlic powder italian seasoning salt and basil were my choices. I also thought that it would be really dull with just broccoli pasta and spices so I spiced it up a bit with hard salami chunks and pepperoni slices. It was a huge success at our family christmas party! I sauteed the garlic as prescribed and steamed the broccoli. Thanks for the great base recipe I just like my pasta salad with a little kick! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Very good recipe! Next time I will use more broccoli but other than that it was a perfect dish!! Read More
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