Fresh orecchiette pasta with spicy broccoli and garlic

This is a great recipe: easy, quick, spicy, tasty, colourful. As you can see, it ticks all boxes!

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • Fresh orecchiette pasta, 180g
  • Broccoli florets, 160g
  • Chilli, 1
  • Garlic clove, 1
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chilli flakes to decorate


  1. Wash the chilli and remove seeds
  2. Peel the garlic
  3. Cut the garlic and chilli very finely
  4. Put some oil in a pan and warm it
  5. Add the garlic and chilli
  6. When it starts bubbling turn the heat off, you don’t want the garlic to become golden
  7. Cut the broccoli, their dimensions should be around half an orecchietta
  8. Add the broccoli to the pan with half a glass of water
  9. Let it cook until the broccoli become tender (10-15 minutes)
  10. In the meantime cook the fresh orecchiette
  11. When the orecchiette are cooked, drain them and mix them in the pan with the broccoli
  12. Stir well and put the orecchiette in a dish
  13. Add some chilli flakes to decorate


broccoli chilli garlic orecchiette Pasta vegan vegetarian

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