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Broccoli And Pasta With Cheese

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Ingredients
  Fresh broccoli 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Small shell pasta 1⁄2 Pound
  Cherry tomatoes 16 , halved
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Parmesan cheese 4 Cup (64 tbs), grated
Directions

Cut florets from broccoli head and slice stems crosswise into 1/2 in. (13mm) pieces.
In a large saucepan, heat 2 qts. (2 L) water to the boiling point.
Add broccoli and 1 tsp (15 ml) of the salt.
Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Drain in strainer or colander.
In the same pan, bring 3 qts. (3 L) water to the boiling point.
Add pasta and 1 tsp (15 ml) salt to water; cook until pasta is al dente ("firm to the teeth").
Remove from heat but do not drain.
Add tomato halves and garlic to hot pasta and water.
Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Add broccoli and reheat slightly.
Drain in strainer or colander.
While in strainer, sprinkle mixture with half the cheese, toss lighdy and repeat with remaining cheese.
Pour into hot serving bowl.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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