Ziti With Broccoli In Garlic Sauce Recipe

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Ziti with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

Sharon Colyer


This recipe is from Vegetarian Express by Nava Atlas and Lillian Kayte. I love broccoli! And, it is so good for you!

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30 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


10-12 oz
ziti or penne pasta
1/3 c
low-fat milk or soy milk
1 large
bunch fresh broccoli, or about 4 heaping cups precut fresh broccoli florets
1/4 c
olive oil
4 large
cloves garlic, minced
1 small
jalepeno pepper, minced (optional)
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese or soy parmesan
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

If you have time, wash, cut, and trim the broccoli in advance; like the night before. If not, work on it, while cooking pasta. See Step 3.
Cook pasta per package. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot, and toss it with your milk of choice. Remove from heat, and cover.
If working on cutting the broccoli, make into florets about 1 inch in diameter, and take stalks and peel them, and cut into 1/4 inch slices.

Steam cut broccoli or precut florets, in a saucepan, with about 1 inch of water, for about 5 minutes, or until they are bright green and tender-crisp.
Heat oil, in a small skillet. Add garlic and the jalapeno pepper, if desired. Saute them over low heat for 1 minute, then mash them into the oil with a fork, and continue to sauté over very low heat, for 2 minutes.
Add the steamed broccoli and the garlic mixture to the pasta pot. Add the Parmesan cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve. Makes 4-6 servings.

Nutrition: 217 cal, 11 g fat, 5 g chol, 146 mg sod, 19 g carb, 6 g protein.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy