Tenderstem Broccoli, Chilli and Garlic Spaghetti

Tenderstem Brocolli with Chilli and Galic Spaghetti

Last night I threw this dish together as I had a pack of Tenderstem Broccoli that needed using up. I wanted to make something quick so my first though was pasta! I then remembered a lovely pasta dish I once had in Carluccios many years ago for a mum’s night out, it was just chilli, garlic and pasta from what I remember (this goes back about 8 years). So with that food memory my Tenderstem Broccoli, Chilli and Garlic Spaghetti dish came to be!

Tenderstem Brocolli with Chilli and Galic Spaghetti

I called my family down for dinner and 3 happy dinners announced that the dish was delicious and in no time all our plates were empty. I’ll definitely be making this vegetarian/vegan Tenderstem Broccoli, Chilli and Garlic Spaghetti again as  it only takes 20 minutes to make. Plus hubby didn’t even say where’s the meat!

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A simple and delicious fusion of extra virgin olive oil, chilli garlic and Tenderstem broccoli all tossed together with spaghetti and topped with Parmesan - the perfect quick meal for a week night!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 350g Spaghetti
  • 450g Tenderstem broccoli, stems cut into 3 pieces
  • 4 tblsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Red chilli, halved and finely sliced
  • 4 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Finely grated Parmesan or vegan hard cheese
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the Tenderstem broccoli for 3 minutes (no longer).
  3. Meanwhile gently heat the oil in a pan (a wok is ideal) and add the garlic and chilli to heat through.
  4. Drain the Tenderstem broccoli and toss in the oil mixture.
  5. Add the drained spaghetti, salt and pepper and toss again.
  6. Finally serve with plenty of Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese.

Tenderstem Brocolli with Chilli and Galic Spaghetti - Fab Food 4 All

  1. For more Tenderstem Broccoli and vegetarian pasta inspiration you might like Tenderstem & Semi-Confit Tomato Salad from Fuss Free Flavours, Unami Roasted Cauliflower Pasta from Food to Glow, 15 Minute Creamy Pasta Primavera from Amuse Your Bouche and Brussels Sprout & Cranberry Pasta Bake from Foodie Quine.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    My kind of dish x

  2. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Vegetable based pasta dishes are and excellent idea, I think we often get tied up in the belief that pasta dishes have to be meat or fish based

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard, exactly right!

  3. Amy Fidler

    My kind of recipe x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy:-)

  4. A S,Edinburgh

    This looks lovely; I would never have thought of adding chilli to a dish like this. It’s great to have an idea of how much to use! Thanks :).

    1. Camilla

      Thanks A:-)

  5. Maya Russell

    This is one of my favourite quick meals. So delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, it is lush:-)

  6. Heather Haigh

    A lovely combination.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, we love it-)

  7. Nathalie Taylor

    This sounds absolutely delicious. Will be trying this out. Love the printable recipes, thank you.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nathalie:-)

  8. Chris

    Another useful idea that might come in handy, just because I have some broccoli hanging around here somewhere.

    1. Camilla

      Great Chris:-)

  9. Rachel

    This looks and sounds absolutely mouthwateringly delicious and perfect as a light supper x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel it really is:-)

  10. Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    Looks great!! I had pasta with broccoli yesterday and it is just so good, with tenderstems even better! Your dish looks lovely

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Alida, it was so good, almost like asparagus:-)

  11. Anca

    It looks so fresh and full of vitamins, it must be delicious. x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anca, it really was:-)

  12. April J Harris

    I love it when a great restaurant meal well remembered inspires a great home cooked meal! Your Tenderstem Broccoli, Chili and Garlic Spaghetti looks fresh, delicious and fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you April:-)

  13. Lucy

    That looks delicious, I love broccoli and this dish is similar to something we have at home sometimes

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Lucy:-)

  14. Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

    Yum! This is definitely my kind of meal, looks simple and delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Charlie, it’s a winner on taste and time:-)

  15. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    What a gorgeous recipe that includea so many of my regular faves. This is a winner and I love the beautiflul colours , too!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura, it’s going to be a regular here now as so quick and easy:-)

  16. Elizabeth

    This looks like such a perfect comfort food! I’ve been eating a lot of broccoli lately – love it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, it’s going to be on my regular rota list now:-)

  17. Sarah

    I love when you hit on a vegetarian meal and your man doesn’t question where the meat is! That’s how you know you’ve got a winner! Loving all that garlic. Yum. 🙂 Rated/Yummed/Pinned/Stumbled.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes I love that too!

  18. Nadia

    Mmm this looks delicious! I could seriously eat this everyday! So simple but I imagine it’s bursting with flavour 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nadia yes totally bursting with flavour:-)

  19. Kate | The Veg Space

    Ooh this is just my sort of food Camilla, love Tenderstem with chilli. Yum! Pinned and yummed for later.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  20. Patty Haxton Anderson

    Simple ingredients, blended together for a delicious weeknight supper!

    1. Camilla

      Exactly right Patty:-)

  21. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    I love a simple pasta dish. I really like using the tenderstem brocolli too. Looks great.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, it was delicious;-)

  22. Tara

    Great looking recipe, healthy and delicious!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tara, went down a storm here:-)

  23. Margot

    That looks delicious and healthy.
    Spaghetti seems to taste best served simply with couple ingredients, just like this one.
    I know I would enjoy it as sprouting broccoli is one of my favourite veggies.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margot, I’m sure you would love this:-)

  24. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    Oh I do love tenderstem broccoli and I don’t eat enough of it! Love the combo of flavours you have used here – and my husband would wolf it down (being a pasta and chilli fiend!)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jeanne – we all seem to be chilli fiends here, even daughter’s taste buds have matured to love it;-)

  25. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is usually our go-to for a quick and easy pasta dish. It just shows that you don’t really need to have a sauce, just some olive oil and garlic.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, fast and fabulous, a win win:-)

  26. kellie@foodtoglow

    Lush. This is one of my favourite quick meals for myself. I don’t like sharing it, so it is my “single lady supper” when my husband is away. Your one looks so pretty and colourful. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, I’d never had this before but I’m not surprised it already existed as it’s so good:-)

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