Spaghetti with Broccoli Florets and Traditional Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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
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Directions

  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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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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!

 
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.

 

12 Ratings

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 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 15, 2014

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

 
Jul 14, 2014

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.

 
Jul 14, 2014

Some of you may know I manage a soup kitchen, so I am always looking for inexpensive, nutritious food that is eye pleasing and doesn't seem institutional. I found a deal for 10 jars of sauce for $10 and the same for the pasta. That store also discounts heavily for us so we will get several meals out of this recipe. Fresh broccoli is available around here year round at prices that won't break the bank. I rough chopped the broccoli to stretch it and we used grated white mystery cheese that came from a donor. It was a huge success! Thank you Barilla!

 

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Nutrition

  • 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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