Orecchiette with Broccoli and Provolone
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
This pasta is the perfect quick weeknight dinner. It is easy to make and has a ton of flavor! I like to serve it with a big side salad and cheesy garlic bread.
Prep time:10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes
-1 Box orecchiette pasta
-Large head of broccoli
-1/3 cup extra light virgin olive oil
-1 overflowing tablespoon of dried basil
-4 large garlic cloves (chopped fine)
-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1/2 cup of sharp provolone (shredded)
-1/2 cup parmesan cheese (and extra to sprinkle on!)
-Boil a large pot of water for pasta. Remember to salt your water before you put your pasta in. -Once boiling add your pasta and cook to al dente.
-Chop your broccoli into bite size pieces and steam (approximately 5-6 minutes) or boil (3-4 minutes) or until the consistency you prefer your broccoli. Once done set aside.
-When your pasta is done save 1/2 cup of the pasta water and drain the rest.
-After draining the pasta, put the pasta back in the pot and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of shredded provolone and add 3 tablespoons of the cooked pasta water.
-Add the olive oil to your pan. Heat oil on low.
-When the oil gets hot add the garlic, basil, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.
-Constantly stir for 1-2 minutes so your garlic doesn't burn.
-Then pour over your pasta, add broccoli in and stir. (put heat back on low while mixing everything)
-Add the parmesan and ENJOY!!
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