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Spaghetti with broccoli

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Vegetarian mains

Spaghetti with broccoli

Main Serves 1 20 min
A clean, uncluttered pasta dish with anchovies, chilli and broccoli. This calls for very few ingredients – most from the store cupboard – and is ready in a trice: an ideal last-minute dinner. Add more or less chilli and anchovies according to taste.


  • 90g dried spaghetti
  • 100g broccoli, cut into small florets and thinly sliced stalks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, or a few dried chilli flakes
  • 1-2 anchovies, chopped
  • 25g breadcrumbs (use stale bread)
  • olive oil


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • Step 2

    Three minutes before it is ready, add the broccoli to the pan.
  • Step 3

    Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chillies, anchovies and breadcrumbs. Fry until the breadcrumbs are golden.
  • Step 4

    Drain the pasta and broccoli and toss in a bowl with ¾ of the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Step 5

    Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with the other ¼ of the breadcrumb mixture sprinkled on top.

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