Pasta shells with and broccoli, pine nuts and chilli

IMG_0099 pasta and broccoli

Here’s another great pasta and broccoli dish.  A simple traditional Italian recipe that is light on your pocket but big on taste.

For 2 adults:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 1 small red chilli chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 250 g sprouting broccoli
  • 50 ml wine
  • 250 g large pasta shells
  • 40 g grated parmesan
  • A handful of basil (optional)
  • salt & pepper


Heat the oil and add the garlic, chilli, pine nuts and broccoli.  Stir fry for 3 minutes then add the wine.  Cook for a further 7-10 minutes until the broccoli is cooked but still al-dente.

In parallel, boil the pasta.  Once the pasta is cooked, stir it into the sauce and add the cheese.  Allow to sit for a minute before serving, sprinkled with basil.


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