Recipe by Barilla
"With the addition of broccoli florets, this spaghetti with pasta sauce is a complete one-dish meal."
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1 (16 ounce) box
broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 (24 ounce) jar
Barilla® Traditional Sauce
extra virgin olive oil
shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great and easy weeknight recipe! We used the Barilla Spicy Marinara...yum!!
Made it for a light lunch, and oh what a great lunch it was! This recipe is easy to make and really good to eat. I had my doubts about the fresh broccoli in a pasta dish with red sauce, but it was good. It was also easy to cook, putting it in with the pasta the last couple of minutes of cooking-I love that technique! The olive oil was also a nice touch. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner. Great stovetop meal for a hot summer.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 56
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