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Pasta Twists with Spicy Broccoli Sauce

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Category: Main Dish, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Dry rotini or other short
  • Pasta twists
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 md Red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cl Garlic, minced
  • 2 md Stalks broccoli, cut into
  • Bite size pieces
  • 1 lg Red bell pepper, coarsely
  • Chopped
  • 3/4 ts Oregano, dried
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1 c Half and half
  • 1/2 c Parmesan, grated


Cook pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Meanwhile in a
large skillet, warm 1 Tbs of oil over medium high heat. Add onion and
garlic and cook, stirring frequently until onion begins to brown, about 5
minutes. Add the remaining 1 Tbs of oil to skillet. Add broccoli, bell
pepper, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir fry until
the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the half and half
and the parmesan until combined. Reduce heat to medium, bring to a simmer,
and cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 to 3
minutes. Remove from heat. Drain pasta and transfer it to a large serving
bowl. Add broccoli sauce, toss to coat and serve.

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