Lettuce Grow


NOVEMBER 9, 2023




Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Savor the comforting flavors of tender, long-cooked broccoli paired with al dente tagliatelle pasta. Infused with the aromatic essence of garlic and brightened with a touch of lemon zest, this dish is a simple yet satisfying meal perfect for any day of the week.


1 pound

tagliatelle pasta

1 head

broccoli, cut into small florets

1/4 c

extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

4 cloves

garlic, thinly sliced


lemon, zested

to taste

salt and freshly ground pepper


grated parmesan cheese; (vegan option: Violife Parmesan)

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tagliatelle pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli florets and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender and begins to caramelize, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3

Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet with the broccoli, cooking until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat if necessary to prevent burning.

Step 4

Stir in the lemon zest and season with salt and black pepper.

Step 5

Add the drained tagliatelle to the skillet with the broccoli mixture. Toss to combine, adding a splash of the reserved pasta water to help the sauce cling to the pasta.

Step 6

Serve the pasta hot, drizzled with additional olive oil and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

This Broccoli Tagliatelle recipe is a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of long-cooked broccoli with the simplicity of pasta. The garlic and lemon zest heighten the taste, making this dish a comforting and nourishing option for any night.