Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen 
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

This simple pasta is a go-to side if you're looking to add some quick carbs to a meal. Add a slice of butter to make it an extra creamy and kid friendly dish.

How to Make It

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli florets during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Add cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Just ok

July 15, 2018
Had a feeling this would be quite boring so was prepared and added some pesto.  Certainly it is quick and easy.