Angel Hair with Garlic and Broccoli

Needing a hand with dinner? This pasta recipe is quick low calorie.

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 5

preparation time: 30 minutes



1 lb Angel Hair pasta (also known as Capellini)

about 2 tbs. olive oil

4 mashed garlic cloves

salt to taste

3 cups steamed and chopped broccoli



1 – Bring a large pot with water to boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt.

2 – Follow the pasta package instructions to determine the amount of water and cooking time.

3 – Mash garlic and mix well with a pinch of salt.

4 – When pasta is cooked, heat 2 tbs of olive oil in a sauce pan.

5 – Add garlic and cook just until it begins to turn white.

6 – Turn off the heat, add pasta and broccoli. Stir well.

7 – Add more salt, if necessary, and serve.



  • Use zucchini or eggplant instead of broccoli.
  • Palm hearts or mushrooms also go well with this dish.
  • Serve with baked tilapia with tomatoes (photo), chicken breast or tuna.
  • Garlic should only be heated in oil. If they overcook, the taste of burned garlic will overwhelm your recipe.


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