Shells with Broccoli
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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
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.)
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.
- Toss with garlic mixture, reserved cooking water, and pepperoni. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
We recommend starting off with a bowl of our delicious Minestrone Soup!
- We've got even more fantastic broccoli recipes where this came from! Check out our collection of Incredibly Easy Broccoli Recipes: 26 Broccoli Casserole Recipes, Side Dishes, and More!
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