Easiest Pasta and Broccoli

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  • Servings: 6 • Size: 1 1/2 cups • Points +: 8 pts • Smart Points: 8

Ingredients :

  • 12 oz uncooked pasta (use brown rice or quinoa pasta for gluten-free)
  • 6 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, no stems
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

Preparation :

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water boils, add pasta and broccoli at the same time and cook according to pasta instructions for al dente. When pasta is almost done cooking, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta and broccoli.
  • Return the pot to the stove and set heat to high; add 1 tbsp olive oil, when hot, add garlic. Cook until golden, reduce flame to low and add pasta back to the pot.
  • Mix well, add remaining olive oil, grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste mixing well and smashing any large pieces of broccoli to break up.
  • Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and mix well adding more if needed.
  • Serve in pasta bowls with additional grated cheese on the side.
    Makes about 9 cups.
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Nutritional Info :

  • Servings: 6 • Size: 1 1/2 cups • Points +: 8 pts • Smart Points: 8
  • Calories: 289.2 • Fat: 7.1 g • Carbs: 48 g • Fiber: 4.9 g • Protein: 11.7 g • Sugar: 1.0
  • Sodium: 103.7 (without salt)