Broccoli & sage pasta

Broccoli & sage pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This healthy vegetarian pasta dish just needs to be thrown together and it's ready in a flash

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal419
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 140g quick-cook spaghetti
  • 140g Tenderstem broccoli, trimmed and cut into 5cm lengths
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 shallot, sliced
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp crushed chillies
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 12 sage leaves, shredded
    Sage

    Sage

    sa-age

    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve (optional)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Boil the spaghetti for 1 min. Add the broccoli and cook for 4 mins more.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the shallots and garlic. Gently cook for 5 mins until golden. Add the chillies and sage to the pan and gently cook for 2 mins. Drain the pasta, mix with the shallot mixture in the pan, then scatter with Parmesan, if you like.

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Comments (8)

snackaroo32's picture

Please STOP INCLUDING PARMESAN in vegetarian recipes. It contains the remains of slaughtered calves and is clearly therefore NOT suitable for vegetarians. It isn't acceptable to serve this to someone who doesn't eat animals and recipes like this can cause a lot of confusion. Try using a vintage cheddar or 'Vegetarian Pasta Cheese' instead.

BiskitBri's picture
4

I've only recently started eating vegetarian options and I thought this was really tasty. I drizzled some good quality olive oil over before serving. It was cheap, quick, and easy so we'll be eating it again.

I reversed the 2 steps in the cooking method however as I like both my pasta and broccoli with a bit of bite to it. It says to use quick cook pasta (mine had a cook time of 4mins) then advises to cook the pasta for approx 7-12 mins depending on how you interpret the instructions.

cocovanilla's picture
4

This was a nice vegetarian meal, though a little bland in taste..

violenceinbustop's picture

Couldn't afford Parmesan so went for a proletarian option instead and used Cheddar. Also used extra olive oil. Liked the meal, so did my flatmates. Hooray.

violenceinbustop's picture

Couldn't afford Parmesan so went for a proletarian option instead and used Cheddar. Also used extra olive oil. Liked the meal, so did my flatmates. Hooray.

dmd_uk's picture
4

Nice.
Not being a vegetarian, I always approach non-meat dishes with a little hesitancy, however this one is really nice.

Couldn't find any fresh sage so used some dried sage.

I'll be cooking this again - quick and simple.

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