Orecchiette with Broccoli in Garlic Oil

This simple pasta dish offers a nice way to get kids to eat broccoli.


4 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes


1 tablespoon salt
1 (12-oz.) package orecchiette pasta (about 4 cups) or other small shaped pasta
1 (12-oz.) package fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


Stir 1 Tbsp. salt and pasta into 3 qt. boiling water in a Dutch oven. Cook 3 minutes less than package directions state. Stir in broccoli florets; cook 3 minutes or until pasta is al dente, and broccoli is crisp-tender. Drain and return pasta and broccoli to Dutch oven.

While pasta cooks, combine olive oil and next 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 6 minutes or until garlic is golden, stirring often. Remove from heat. Add garlic oil and parsley to pasta, and toss well. Serve hot.