We tried for a lighter lunch today. Usually my pasta dishes are very heavy so I thought I would try to lighten it up a bit. I really did enjoy this. Full of flavor and totally delicious.
Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli and Parmesan
- 8 o.z. uncooked angel hair pasta
- 2 cups fresh broccoli cut into bite size pieces
- 1 Tbs butter
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Bring large pot of water to boil. Add a bit of salt and angel hair pasta. Cook for 2 minutes; keep boiling and add broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pasta should be cooked to desired doneness and broccoli should be just tender. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water and drain pasta and brocoli. Set aside. Melt butter in skillet. Over medium heat add garlic, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes allowing garlic flavors to release but not toast. Add reserved pasta water and toss with pasta and broccoli. Stir in 1/2 of the parmesan and garnish with the rest just before serving.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly