My husband loves broccoli especially when I make it with pasta for dinner. Here is my version of Broccoli and Farfalle. Deliciously simple with clean flavors makes an incredibly satisfying meal.
Ingredients for Farfalle and Broccoli:
1 pound farfalle, cooked according to package instructions
1 1/4 cups reserved pasta water
1 1/2 pounds broccoli florets, cut into smaller equally sized florets
6 tablespoons olive oil
4 anchovies, rinsed
6 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus cheese for serving
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
zest and juice of 1 lemon
Time-Saving Tip: The cheese can be grated in advance and the lemon can be juice and zested in advance.
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Add the oil and anchovies to a large pan. Saute for a minute and they will start to breakdown.
While the pasta is cooking start cooking the broccoli. Add the broccoli to the pan and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Saute on medium high for a few minutes until the broccoli is bright green and desired tenderness is reached. I like mine slightly crispy.
Once the pasta is done cooking reserve 1 1/4 cups of cooking water before draining. With a fork combine 1 cup of the water with the yogurt and set aside.
Return the drained pasta to the pot and fold in the broccoli. Pour in the yogurt mixture and 1/3 cup of cheese. Once combined add in the remaining 1/4 cup of water and stir over low heat until everything is incorporated. Turn off the heat and stir in the remaining cheese and lemon peel; season with salt and pepper.
It's ready! Look how good this looks. It is so good. Kids and adults love it so it makes feeding a crowd very easy. Give this recipe a try and I know you'll love it.