Ziti with Broccoli

Ziti with Broccoli

Ziti with Broccoli

This is a great main dish or side dish.  It comes in handy during the Lenten season when you run out of meatless dishes to serve

Ziti with Broccoli/Mary Beth Schofield/The Greco Family “Cook”Book

Ziti with Broccoli

1 ½ Lb. broccoli

8 sprigs, fresh, leaves only

2 large cloves of garlic, mashed

3/4 Lb. of Ziti pasta

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp. butter

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

½ tsp. pepper, freshly ground

Cut stems off broccoli and wash thoroughly.  Chop parsley and garlic together.  Steam broccoli.  In another pot, cook Ziti in boiling salted water (al dente) about 20 minutes.

Combine olive oil, butter, parsley and garlic. Mix. Warm this sauce for 2 minutes.  DO NOT COOK OR BURN.

Drain broccoli and Ziti as soon as cooked.  Place pasta and broccoli in the hot pot that the Ziti was cooked in, and pour the sauce over both.  Sprinkle with cheese and black pepper.  Stir.  Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately.

 (Recipe for the Ziti with Broccoli was in the Greco Family “Cook”Book, Mary Beth Schofield, 1998.)

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