Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

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Pasta with Broccoli Sauce
  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound orecchiette
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped broccoli stems
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 grated parmesan


Cook pasta; 3 minutes before done, add florets. Drain; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. In processor, finely chop stems and garlic. Heat EVOO in pan over medium. Add chopped stems and zest; cook 3 minutes. Add 1 cup water; cook 5 minutes. Mix in cheese, pasta, florets and reserved pasta water.