Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

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Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce – is a really easy pasta dish and and so delicious! This is total Italian comfort food. This simple pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes! A no-fuss dinner that is vegan, flavorful, and family friendly.

– 1 pound broccoli florets- cut or broken into very small florets about equal size about 6 cups packed – 1 pound of orecchiette pasta or penne, rigatoni, etc – 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoons is to make sauce, 1 Tablespoon for serving – 1 large shallot diced – 6 garlic cloves- rough chopped – 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt more to taste – 1 teaspoon miso paste soy sauce, tamari or sub 1–2 mashed anchovies, if not vegan – 1 cup unsalted vegetable broth chicken broth is fine, if you’re not vegan – Garnish: crushed red flakes Calabrian red pepper, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast flakes, (if not vegan/dairy-free) grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino cheese


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Cook time 22 min

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prep Time

5 min


What are orecchiette? Orecchiette in Italian literally means “little ears”. The orecchiette pasta shape does actually resemble tiny ears. Orecchiette are handmade in Italy all over the regions of Puglia and Basilicata.

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