In this easy pasta recipe, a touch of anchovy makes healthy spaghetti with broccoli really delicious. To make it a meal, assemble an arugula salad tossed with lemon vinaigrette while the pasta sauce is cooking. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999

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  • Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

  • Cut broccoli florets from stems and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Peel, halve and slice stems.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broccoli stems, tomatoes and their juice and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Add broccoli florets; cover and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente, 9 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl; toss with sauce. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 398 mg sodium. 429 mg potassium; 52 g carbohydrates; 11.3 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 14.7 g protein; 1643 IU vitamin a iu; 85 mg vitamin c; 72 mcg folate; 119 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 75 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 3 stars
Very tasty filling but wrong calorie count? I made this dinner tonight and it was really good. Very easy and quick to prepare and it tasted a lot better than I thought it would. One problem the calories for this seemed off to me so I added the calories of all the ingredients myself and I came up with 335 calories per 1 2/3 cup. Is the count wrong or am I missing something? Pros: Easy fast filling tasty flavorful Cons: Wrong calorie count? Read More
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Deee-licious. We really like the flavor the anchovies add to this dish. Simple and tasty. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Deee-licious! We're love the taste of anchovies in pasta sauce and this is a winner. Easy and fast too. Read More