Chef Chuck's Pasta and Broccoli

Pasta e Broccoli 

A favorite pasta dish that my Mom always made, usually with cavatelli pasta. Any short pasta will do, with just a few ingredients in this recipe be sure to use quality foods. Served hot or cold this is simple and delicious.

Pasta and Broccoli
1 pound pasta
1 pound organic broccoli, cut to bite size florets
4 garlic cloves minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup parmigiano cheese

salt and pepper to taste
optional hot pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to al dente. In a large saute pan on medium heat add olive oil and garlic for 1 minute, stirring. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer until fork tender about 5 minutes. Add drained pasta to broccoli sprinkle on cheese, salt and pepper and toss. Can be served hot or cold.
Buon Appetito


  1. A classic combination. Delicious as always, Chef.

  2. One of my favorite dishes Chuck! I like to add grilled chicken slices to it sometimes too. Yummy!

  3. Hi YankeeSoaper, Chicken sounds like a great addition! Delish~ Thank you :)

  4. Hi Chuck... come visit, I posted a recipe that was inspired by one of your videos and I will need your address. Hope you're well. Joe

  5. nice and simple and oh so good!!