GREAT recipe. I've made this many times It was actually printed on the bag of Colavita orecchiette for years.
Near the end of boiling the orecchiete, I put the chopped broccoli into the boiling water. Then I saute it.
I noticed someone posted that it didn't have much flavor. For this reason I add green olives. :)
I have also made this with ground pork and soy sauce, and it tastes very similar to pork dumplings.
This is very good with grilled or roasted meat, and excellent all by itself!
Rating: 5 stars
I enjoy this recipe as a main dish or as a side dish to chicken parm. It's fast and super simple.
This is one of my favorite recipes! To make things even easier (and for a year-round quick dinner recipe), I use high-quality frozen broccoli like Birds Eye Steamfresh.
A little bland, I might add more red pepper flakes, lemon juice and chicken next time. Other than that, it was really good and like the previous poster, my husband liked it too (he's tough to please with pasta).
This recipe is great! My husband really liked it. I added sauteed mushrooms which gave it a great flavor.