Basil Broccoli Penne
1/4 lb penne pasta 1/2 lb broccoli florets
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Place a large saucepan filled with water on to boil. When water is rapidly boiling, add pasta and boil for 5 minutes. Add broccoli florets and continue to boil for 3 minutes. The pasta should be cooked al dente. Drain, leaving about 2 tbsp water in the saucepan.
Add the oil to the water and return the pasta and broccoli to the saucepan. Add the basil and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Toss well.