This is another staple in our dinner menu rotation.  We love this pasta dish because it is so simple yet delicious.  The red pepper flakes really allow you to control the “kick” of the dish, so add more if you enjoy a bit more spice.  It is excellent as leftovers as well.  I don’t have much else to say about it except that we love it!

Spicy Broccoli Pasta
1 lb. broccoli
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. pasta, cooked  

Cook broccoli in boiling water, 3-5 minutes until just tender.  Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic.  Cook over medium heat until just golden, about 2 minutes.  Add drained broccoli and red pepper flakes, and cook 5 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add hot sauce to cooked pasta.  Toss and serve. 


Source: Pasta by Dorling Kindersley