Pasta with Broccoli, Tomatoes & Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Broccoli, Tomatoes & Anchovy Sauce

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1½ pounds broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons anchovy paste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti or linguine
  • 6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


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  1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
  2. Cut broccoli florets from stems and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Peel, halve and slice stems.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 information

  • Serving size: about 1⅔ cups
  • Per serving: 297 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 11 g fiber; 52 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 72 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,643 IU vitamin A; 85 mg vitamin C; 119 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 398 mg sodium; 429 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (142% daily value), Vitamin A (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 3

January 19, 2014
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By: gcrokzzzzz
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?
May 03, 2010
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By: jordanhorowitz
Deee-licious. We really like the flavor the anchovies add to this dish. Simple and tasty.
May 03, 2010
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By: jordanhorowitz
Deee-licious! We're love the taste of anchovies in pasta sauce and this is a winner. Easy and fast, too.
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