Pasta with Broccoli Recipe

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A delicious way to get your veggies, add bread and a green salad for a quick supper. Although blue cheese makes an ideal flavor combination, use a different kind if preferred.
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta, any shape
  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled. Use more if desired
  • 2 tablespoons best quality olive oil (optional)
  • salt, as needed
Container: large pot
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
15 mins
READY IN
30 mins
  • In a large pot, bring about 3 quarts water with 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. While water heats, break or chop broccoli heads into small pieces. (Peel and dice the stalks for a salad, or save them for another use.)
  • When water boils, add pasta and cook according to package instructions. About 5 minutes before pasta will be done, add broccoli. Continue to boil until pasta is al dente and broccoli is cooked but not soft.
  • Drain pasta and broccoli well. Pour into a serving bowl and stir in blue cheese. Drizzle with olive oil, if using. Serve hot.
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