Saturday, July 18, 2009

EASIER-THAN-IT-LOOKS RECIPE: Linda's Broccoli Feta Pasta

Linda's Broccoli Feta Pasta is one of my favorite dishes that she makes. We had it for this past Father's Day dinner. Quite tasty!! Very healthy (especially if you substitute whole wheat pasta). And, as you can see it looks good. She says that it is easy to make. Here's how...


1 Head of fresh broccoli (you can substitute frozen broccoli)

3/4 lb. Pasta - preferably ziti (we use whole wheat)

1 pkg. Feta cheese

2 -3 cloves chopped garlic

cooking oil (we use olive oil)

crushed red pepper (optional)

parsley (optional)


Cut florets of broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Saute chopped garlic in large skillet with enough oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan. Add broccoli and saute until crisp and tender. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions, al dente. Pour the broccoli mixture over the pasta. Crumble feta cheese into pasta mixture, to taste. If you are using red pepper, add it to taste. Sprinkle a little parsley for color. Toss and enjoy. Bon Apetit!