Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spaghetti with Broccoli and Lemon

From: Real Simple

12 oz spaghetti
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 1-lb package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1 lemon, zest finely grated and juice squeezed
1 cup grated Parmesan

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve one cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broccoli, red pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the broccoli mixture, lemon juice, Parmesan, and the reserved pasta water to the pasta. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until combined and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and serve.

Thumbs up! I made this one night when Stephen was out of town and I just needed something for me and the kids to eat that was quick and I knew would go over well. This definitely fit the bill! It was so delicious and incredibly simple, I highly recommend this for everyone!

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