Fusilli, or corkscrew pasta, is quick and easy to cook. The broccoli and roasted garlic combine to form a crisp, satisfying pasta dish. This recipe surrounds the tongue in simple flavors and finishes clean. You can't help but enjoy this, especially since it's so quick and easy.
Broccoli and Roasted Garlic Pasta
4 cups broccoli florets
8 ounces fusilli (corkscrew pasta)
2 heads roasted garlic
1 can sliced black olives , (2 1/4 oz)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Bring 2 1/2 quarts of unsalted water to a boil in a covered 4 1/2-quart or larger Dutch oven or soup pot.
2. Rinse broccoli; drain well. When water reaches a rapid boil, add broccoli and pasta. Cook until noodles are firm-tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, remove peel from roasted garlic; chop garlic coarsely. Set aside.
4. Drain olives; set aside. When noodles and broccoli are done, drain.
5. Pour into a 3-quart or larger serving bowl. Add garlic and olives. Drizzle olive oil over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.
6. Toss until cheese melts.
Sides to Serve With This Recipe
Every dinner needs a main course and a side! For this broccoli and roasted garlic pasta recipe, there are plenty of side options for you to choose from. We've got a few suggestions for you here.
Keep the garlic theme going and serve garlic bread or garlic knots. You can keep it simple and buy them from the frozen section of the store, or you can try making your own. Few things in this world delight more than fresh, warm, homemade garlic bread!
If you want to keep it really simple, buy some nice dinner rolls from the store and serve those. You can either serve them warm or cold, depending on how easy you want to make it on yourself. Just remember to include butter!
Breadsticks are another fantastic option. You can choose to have either plain breadsticks or garlic breadsticks, depending on what's available and what your family prefers. Breadsticks can be found pre-made in the store, but there are also plenty of recipes out there for you to try your own.