One Dish Broccoli Rotini Recipe -
One Dish Broccoli Rotini Recipe
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One Dish Broccoli Rotini

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"This is a wonderful one pot dish. You can use any type of pasta."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large pot, cook broccoli in boiling water until tender. Drain broccoli, but reserve cooking water.
  2. Reusing broccoli cooking water, cook rotini pasta until al dente. Drain and remove pasta.
  3. In a large pot, saute the garlic in the olive oil. Add the cooked pasta, broccoli, grated Parmesan cheese and toss together. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2008

This has been a family favorite for years & is the #1 most-requested dish by my, now college-aged, son! So easy & quick, too. We love Ronzoni Whole Wheat Blend pasta, extra broccoli & garlic. For ease, just drop broccoli in boiling water & add pasta to taste. My husband always sprinkes lemon pepper on, too. Tweak any way you like..add chicken, less cheese...always turns out delicious. Thanks Maria!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2003

double the garlic and the cheese.


22 Ratings

Dec 23, 2009

Loved it! Added the extra garlic and cheese. No leftovers!

Jan 22, 2008

This was a quick and simple dish and perfect when you want simple flavors. My toddlers even enjoyed this recipe. I did add more garlic and seasonings is all. Will make this again!

Sep 22, 2012

This was not as good as I had hoped. It was lacking in flavor so I added a few extra things and followed the advice of another reviewer and doubled the amount of cheese. It helped but I think it needs more work so I'll probably keep making it so I can get it right.

Oct 25, 2006

This was very bland and boring though I added some ground cayenne and other seasonings. Added more parmesan.

Apr 15, 2005

Very tasty. I steam the broccoli instead of boiling and double the cheese and garlic. It makes a nice side dish or main dish.

Jun 19, 2004

This was OK, but a bit bland. It could definitely use some more personality. I did leave off the parmesan as two members of the family are lactose intolerant; I just put out a canister of parmesan at the table for everyone else to sprinkle on top. It may have had more flavor with the parmesan cooked in. It needs way more garlic, too, or perhaps I will season it with garlic salt rather than regular salt. Maybe some oregano or other Italian herbs, too. I did love the way the pasta absorbed the flavor of the brocolli, though. All in all it is a good base recipe, I do intend to make it again and play around with it a bit. (P.S. Leftovers reheated well later in the week, I think it actually tasted better the second time around!)


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  • Calories
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

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

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