Friday, June 15, 2007

Jill's Ziti and Broccoli

My girlfriend Jill taught me how to make the easiest pasta dish waaaaay back in the day, back in the 90's, GASP! lol. This post was inspired by all the cd's from college that i'm finally getting around to throwing in my itunes. So yeah, back to the food.

Jill was a girl from Staten Island, you know home of the spaghetti and gravy no matter what kind of pasta you were eating. Well, needless to say, she came with a plethora of good recipes. This one i've been making just about every month since she showed me how. And it's so quick and easy that my hubby cooks this one too!

Jill's Ziti and Broccoli
1/2 package of ziti
1 package broccoli (fresh or frozen)
fresh grated parmasean cheese

In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. If you are using fresh chopped broccoli, throw in salted water for about 1 minute, until the broccoli turns bright green. Then scoop out of the water. Then throw the pasta in the same water. If you are using frozen chopped broccoli, just cook pasta as directed and cook broccoli as directed as well.

In a small pan heat evoo over medium heat, then add minced, chopped, smashed (however you like it) garlic, heat until soft. Drain pasta and return to pot, add broccoli and pour oil and garlic and add most of the parmasean. Adjust seasonings (s/p, evoo) to your liking, toss, serve and enjoy! :)

So simple, so delish! So next time you forgot to defrost something for dinner and are thinking of making spaghetti with tomato sauce, try Jill's Ziti and Broccoli instead. It's YUM... :)


jengen said...

This was a staple in my house growing up. I haven't made this in ages, I think I'll have to add it to the menu for next week.

Maitee said...

Im goingto have to add that to my recipe book. looks easy and YUM. thanks for sharing!