Broccoli and Garlic Pasta with Parmesan, Red Pepper Flakes + Lemon

This easy creamy pasta dish with garlic, broccoli, parmesan and red pepper flakes tastes complicated but is super easy to make!





 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb malfada pasta water reserved
  • 4 tbsp salted butter divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large head of broccoli finely chopped
  • 10 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • The zest from 1 lemon
  • The juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese divided



Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in heavily salted water according to directions. Drain and reserve at least two cups of pasta water
  2. Meanwhile, add 2 tbsp salted butter, 2 tbsp olive oil and red pepper flakes to a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the butter has dissolved and the red pepper flakes are beginning to sizzle. Immediately add broccoli, garlic and a pinch of salt then stir until everything’s mixed together. Add white wine and let it cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add al dente pasta to the broccoli pot and add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter, the lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 cup parmesan cheese and stir. Add pasta water, little by little, and keep stirring until each noodle has a glossy finish and is coated with the broccoli mixture.
  4. To plate, add pasta then top with more parmesan cheese and another pinch of red pepper flakes.

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