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Broccoli and Shells Pasta

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Broccoli and  Shells pasta can be served hot or cold. your social media marketing partner
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Key Ingredients
Difficulty Level
3-4 persons
  • 1 large head or 2 -3 small heads of Broccoli stalks
  • 1 pound of medium shells (pasta)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 whole garlic bulb /take the outer skin off and chop the whole bulb and put aside.
  • 1 can of chicken broth (14.5 oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • grated cheese, about 1/4-1/2 cup
  • salt & pepper
  • Pot
  • Frying pan
  • Dish
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  1. Clean the broccoli, wash under cool water.
  2. Trim/peel the stalk and cut the florets and stalks into small pieces.
  3. Put the cut florets and stalks into a pot of water and bring to boil. Make sure they are soft.
  4. Drain the broccoli and put aside.
  5. In the mean time you should get a pot and fill it with water until it boils...then add the shells
  6. While the shells are cooking put some oil into the frying pan.
  7. When the oil gets hot put in the chopped garlic into the frying pan. When it starts to get a color to it add the cooked broccoli pieces
  8. Then add the 2 tablespoons of butter and add salt & pepper to taste and stir.
  9. Add the can of chicken broth and let simmer for about 10 mins.
  10. When the shells are cooked, drain them and place them into the frying pan where the broccoli and chicken broth is.
  11. Keep stirring the pasta and broccoli while in the frying pan for a few minutes.
  12. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the pasta and broccoli and stir. Keep stirring for a couple of minutes.
  13. Place some pasta and broccoli in each plate & serve. your social media marketing partner
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Review by iceberg , Friday, 06 April 2012 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
This recipe give you a bit of the healthy (broccoli) while enjoying the pasta taste. It would satisfy most people's palette. Thanks for sharing. your social media marketing partner
Review by Debs , Monday, 10 December 2012 vote imagevote imagevote image
loved this recipe! your social media marketing partner
Review by franrl , Tuesday, 20 January 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
This is almost the same way I make pasta & broccoli. There is a slight difference. But looks good. your social media marketing partner
Review by cml1966 , Saturday, 06 June 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
My daughter LOVES. I make it once a week! your social media marketing partner