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Orecchiette with Broccoli and Provolone

Updated: Sep 28

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

Ingredients:

-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

-1/8 salt

-1/2 cup of sharp provolone (shredded)

-1/2 cup parmesan cheese (and extra to sprinkle on!)


Next Step:

-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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