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Gemelli & Broccoli Pasta

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An easy, throw-together pasta dish that will surely leave you satisfied. Great for a weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gemelli Pasta
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 pinches Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. To cook the broccoli, bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a sauce pan. Place in broccoli and cover to let steam for 5-6 minutes. Frozen packages of broccoli also work well for this since it can be ready in minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add in broccoli and allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Toss in cooked/drained pasta and scoop in butter. Sprinkle on black pepper and allow butter to melt. Give pasta a final toss and remove from heat.

Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle on remaining olive oil. Enjoy!

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