Broccoli and Pastina
A very simple side dish that is a go to recipe in my kitchen. Wonderful flavor and a simple process.
- 1 lb. Pastina noodles
- 1 lb of Broccoli - florets
- 3/4 stick butter
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan Cheese
- Fresh Parsley
- Salt and pepper
Total time: 20 minutes
Start by bringing 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot. Add pasta to to water and add salt to water. Microwave the butter to soften but not completely melt. After about 4 minutes, add the broccoli to the pasta and let cook together until both are al dente.
Drain your pasta and broccoli mixture. Add butter to a bowl large enough to mix all ingredients without to much spilling. Add pepper flakes, parsley and pasta & broccoli mixture. Mix thoroughly and add Parmesan last, mix again. Serve warm.