Broccoli and Sage Spaghetti recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This speedy spaghetti dish is a brilliant way to serve broccoli - pepped up beautifully with garlic, a little bit of chilli and some fresh sage. If you like, add chicken pieces.


  • 140g spaghetti
  • 140g broccoli
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. dried chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 shallots
  • Large handful freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Chop the broccoli into florets. Crush the garlic chove and thinly slice the shallots. Shred the sage leaves. Bring a pot of boiling salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Cook according to packet instructions, then drop the broccoli in for the last 4 minutes of cooking.

  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the shallots and garlic clove, then fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened and lightly golden. Add chillies and sage leaves and fry for a further minute or two, then drain the spaghetti and broccoli and add to the olive oil mix.

  3. To serve, sprinkle evenly with parmesan cheese.

For a fresher take on this dish, add lemon zest or juice in place of the chilli flakes. Recipe serves 2.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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