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Broccolini and Bucatini

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“I got this recipe from Rachael Ray's television show. My youngest pickiest son even liked it - broccoli is one of the few vegetables he likes. Feel free to use broccoli if you can't find broccolini in your grocery store. I could not find bucatini pasta in my grocery stores so I just substituted spaghetti (thick kind) or fettuccine is also good. This makes a delicious meatless meal served with a tossed salad and crusty bread. It can be made in 30 minutes or less! Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for pasta.
  2. When it comes to a full boil, salt the water and add broccolini or broccoli and par-boil, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove with a slotted kitchen utensil and cool in an ice water bath, then drain.
  4. Add pasta and cook to al dente.
  5. Heads up: You will need a couple of ladles of starchy cooking water just before draining pasta.
  6. Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat and add chili pepper and garlic, saute a couple of minutes.
  7. Then add thyme and stir, then add broccolini or broccoli and heat through.
  8. Add pasta and cheese and toss with a little starchy water to combine and coat pasta.
  9. Garnish with additional grated cheese.

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