Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce Recipe -
Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce

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"With the addition of broccoli florets, this spaghetti with pasta sauce is a complete one-dish meal."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions; add broccoli to pasta 2 minutes before draining.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the sauce; drain the pasta/broccoli and combine with sauce.
  3. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and top with cheese before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2014

My sons were starving after swimming all afternoon, so I made this for a quick late-afternoon lunch. At first my seven & nine year olds weren't crazy about the fact that there was broccoli in their spaghetti, but once they tasted it they finished everything on their plates. This is so easy to make and we were all pleasantly surprised by how much we liked the combo. It's a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2014

I'm used to meat being in my spaghetti sauce, so perhaps that is why I thought it was a little bland. But this is a good way to go meatless AND get a veggie in.


17 Ratings

Jul 02, 2014

This recipe really surprised me. I expected it to just taste like separate components. It does have an exorbitant amount of parmesan cheese, but I would make it just as is. It all comes together and the traditional jarred sauce, which I am not normally a fan of, works well in this with the added olive oil and extra parmesan cheese. I cooked the pasta and broccoli in my pan with 3" sides, to fit everything. I highly suggest the store bought pre-chopped broccoli. Mine was already chopped small. I just microwaved the sauce in a bowl for 5 minutes. After draining I added everything back to the pot I cooked the pasta in. I did find adding the olive oil and parmesan on top worked best, for even distribution, once I transferred it all to a 13x9 disposable pan. I found, this recipe is best the same day. Either way, a meal in 20 minutes, not bad!

Sep 07, 2014

This dish is amazing!!! I added a spicy sauce and it's absolute amazing!

Jul 17, 2014

This recipe was great for a quick weeknight meal. I used steamed broccoli in this dish. The sauce to me is a little bland. I definitely will doctor it up in the future. Such a nice simple weeknight dinner.

Jul 25, 2014

my kids love this , they finish all the plate and ask for more, that's the kind of recipe I love, only take a couple on minutes to make it , I like the sauce very mild flavor.

Jul 24, 2014

Quick, easy and recipe with great flavor. I will admit that I cooked the pasta till it was almost done then finished it off in the sauce. Great recipe I will be making again.

Jul 15, 2014

Great and easy weeknight recipe! We used the Barilla Spicy Marinara...yum!!


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  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.1 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

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

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