Rating: 4.22 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A bowl of pasta topped with sweet red onion, crunchy broccoli, and creamy ricotta cheese is perfect after a long day at work.

Everyday Food, November 2006

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prep:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add penne, and cook 2 minutes less than package instructions for al dente; add broccoli. Cook 2 minutes or until penne is al dente and broccoli is bright green. Reserving 1/2 cup pasta water, drain pasta and broccoli; set aside.

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  • In the same pan, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add pasta water as needed to help loosen any browned bits from bottom of pan.

  • Add penne and broccoli, and cook until warmed through; season with salt and pepper. Transfer pasta mixture to a serving dish. Top with ricotta; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

Just before the pasta has finished cooking, toss the broccoli into the pot: You won't have to boil more water, and they'll both be done at the same time.

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Reviews (4)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
06/25/2008
It's somewhat bland, but an easy, no-fail meal with good ingredients.
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2008
~I love this recipe, It is tasty and a no fail recipe!!! Anyone can cook it.
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2008
~I love this recipe, It is tasty and a no fail recipe!!! Anyone can cook it.
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Rating: Unrated
02/21/2008
This was very good!