Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe -
Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Broccoli Pasta Salad

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"A quick and tasty pasta salad that can be served warm or cold."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain and return to pot.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic and red pepper flakes until garlic is fragrant, 1 to 3 minutes. Add garlic mixture and broccoli to linguine; gently toss to coat. Add Romano cheese, parsley, black pepper, and salt; toss to combine.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2012

Great salad, easy to make, and it was great both warm and cold. I did add some boneless skinless thighs, it was GREAT! will definitely make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 19, 2014

I made it...however, it didn't have the flavor I expected and it was a little to oily for me. The red pepper added almost way too much flavor.

Jul 28, 2012

Very good and easy to make. Val liked.

Sep 04, 2012

The recipe as stated is really good (5 stars for the recipe). It will definitely be a staple in my household as my wife also enjoyed it! I did make a few changes - I cooked the pasta in the broccoli water to get more of a broccoli flavor and added some boneless chicken breast. Lastly, I used pasta shells instead of linguine to give it more volume. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 06, 2012

This was very good simple and everyone enjoyed it served hot like pasta.

Aug 11, 2015

You really don't need to use (and wash) three pots. When there is about 5 minutes left for the pasta, add the broccoli to the pasta water. Drain. Use the same pot to saute the garlic and chili flakes and dump the pasta and broccoli back. Toss well. A nice side dish or salad meal all on it's own.

Feb 18, 2015

substitutions: * Green Giant Steamers - Tuscan season broccoli instead of fresh broccoli * butter instead of oil or olive oil I made the recipe the same with the substituting from above. and it was delicious. took the same amount of time. it did need some salt after but I give it a thumbs up! i differently will make this again.

Mar 23, 2014

Super easy and delish! Didn't have linguine so used penne. And omitted parsley as I didn't have it on hand. Leave out the crushed red pepper for kids - daughter ate it up!


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  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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