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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 14.7g 30% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 11.3g 45% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 5.7g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 8.1mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1643.3IU 33% DV; vitamin c 84.7mg 141% DV; folate 72.3mcg 18% DV; calcium 119.1mg 12% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 75.2mg 27% DV; potassium 428.6mg 12% DV; sodium 398.3mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.

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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
Rating: 3 stars
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