Friday, June 18, 2010
Pasta with Broccoli and Peppers
This is a recipe we use to make before we entered our GF lifestyle. I don't make it as often since it is a bit more of a challenge but it is still delicious. You can add chicken and it is really yummy, but I usually do it without any meat.
Broccoli Pepper Pasta (printer friendly recipe)
12 oz short cut pasta
2 C broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
1 T olice oil
1/2 C diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C chicken broth
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 C diced roasted red peppers (or just red peppers)
2 T grated Parmesan cheese (opt)
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 T chopped fresh basil (opt.)
1. In a large pot cook pasta according to package directions. If using frozen broccoli add when you add the pasta. If using fresh broccoli add the last 3-4 minutes of cooking. or until pasta is tender and the broccoli has turned bright green.
2. While that cooks, heat a medium skillet on medium heat. Add the oil. Add onions and garlic. Saute for about 2-3 minutes or until they are tender. Add the broth and vinegar and bring to a boil Reduce heat to low and stir in the red peppers and black pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
3. Drain pasta and broccoli and dump into a large bowl. Pour sauce over the top and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil (if using).