Pasta & Broccoli

Unless you’re having pasta at a restaurant which gives your a variety choice of sauces, most households in Sabah I went to, serve pasta with bolognese sauce, the usual tomato puree, minced meat or chicken and cheese which the recipe is slightly tweaked according to the creativity of the one who cooks. Though tweaked, it still tastes like, you guessed it, tomatoes.

Don’t you ever get bored of the tomato taste when someone prepares pasta at home? Don’t you want to explore all other flavours that go great with pasta? Don’t you want to go out of the box and not taste tomato in your pasta? I know I do. And I’m not talking about those ready made sauces in can they got on shelves at supermarket. They don’t taste ‘authentic’.

If you got multiple yeses, the why don’t you make yourself Pasta & Broccoli as seen on

It uses only four ingredients and there’s no fuss to prepare. All you need is;

1. 500 gram dried spaghetti pasta (RM 4.80).

2. 750 gram broccoli, trimmed, cut into small florets, stalks removed (RM 3.80)

3. 1/3 cup olive oil (RM 26.90).

4. Two garlic cloves, crushed and,

5. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (RM 11.30, Merdeka Supermarket).


1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente. Add broccoli at the last five minutes of cooking. Drain.

2. Heat the oil. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add in pasta and broccoli into the pan and stir.

3. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

I deserve a ‘D’ for my presentation. -_-

So, there you have it, your second pasta recipe aside from the bolognese. And in spite of my poor presentation and the simple ingredients, the pasta actually taste good. I added a pinch of salt and pepper for that extra taste.

Go ahead and try! 😀

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4 thoughts on “Pasta & Broccoli

  1. Cuyung says:

    Haha plain juga ur pasta tu mana tu brocolli mcm sedap oo..i lapar……….

    • Jesse Joy says:

      tu broccoli dia punya bunga – bunga seja kena ambil. the stalks are removed. mesti tidak baca thoroughly ni kan. hahahahahhaha

      • Cuyung says:

        Aik napa ko xguna apuu syg .. My pebret sayur.. Haha kc masak sa sa mau ada meat ball hehehe x3 sa tinnguk2 gmbr ja..nti sa mau buat baru rujuk hehe nanti sa mau try ni.. Tp xplain ka rasa da ging? Buat ba yg sadap mcm d secret recipe hehe

      • Jesse Joy says:

        Apuu? What is that? haha. Taste good to me even without the meat. haha.

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