Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
North Potomac, Maryland

Broccoli Bonanza

In just 15 minutes, you can sit down to a flavorful, veggie-packed pasta dinner.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
oz. (3/4 cup) uncooked acini de pepe (little peppercorns pasta), orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon minced garlic
2
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant™ Frozen Cut Broccoli, thawed*
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/2
teaspoon coarse or regular salt
2
cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar

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Steps

  • 1 Cook acini de pepe to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic and broccoli; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in bread crumbs and salt; cook 1 minute.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes and vinegar. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes are warm, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked acini de pepe. Serve warm.
  • 1 Cook acini de pepe to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic and broccoli; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in bread crumbs and salt; cook 1 minute.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes and vinegar. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes are warm, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked acini de pepe. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To quickly thaw broccoli, cut small slit in center of each pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove broccoli from pouches; drain well.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.