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Shells with Broccoli

(6 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
20 Min

Close your eyes and let your taste buds set the scene, 'cause this recipe for Shells with Broccoli is going to transport you right to southern Italy. This vegetarian-friendly recipe is full of fresh tasting goodness!

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 pound shell pasta or similar shape
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets with 1-inch stems
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a small skillet over low heat, heat olive oil and butter until melted; stir in garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook until garlic is soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Do not let the garlic brown.)
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta and broccoli 8 to 10 minutes, or until both are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. Place pasta and broccoli in a large bowl.
     
  3. Toss with garlic mixture, reserved cooking water, and pepperoni. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

 

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