Posted by: Benner | February 5, 2008

For my Hungry Dunns…

Winter recipe round-up time… 


A little pasta recipe sans tomato sauce.  Cause those toms are looking mad suspect these days…


click read more to peep the recipe…

makes enough for two


1/2 pound of broccoli

3/4 medium yellow onion (chop it up)

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (step your spicce game up major if you don’t have these) (also, don’t let the picture above mislead you, I wouldn’t use an actual red pepper in this recipe if I were you)

1/2 box of penne or ziti (not ribbed for anyones pleasure)

4 tablespoons of olive oil

3-4 cups of chicken broth

1 cup of grated parmesean cheese

Salt and Pepper


In a pan, over medium to medium-low heat sautee the onion with the red pepper flakes in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, until the onion becomes limp.  Add the broccoli until it becomes a vibrant green (vibrant green, a vibrant green, yo!) Remove the broccoli onion combo from the pan and set aside.  Don’t worry about getting all the onions and pepper flakes out of the pan.  Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and sautee the penne noodles stirring frequently so you don’t overcook them.  When a little more than half of the noodles show color, add 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the pan and stir occasionally until the stock has been absorbed.  After the stock is absorbed add another 1/2 cup and let it absorb.  Repeat this process (those of you who have made risotto you know the drill) until they feel and taste al dente (I usually repeat about 5 to 6 times, using about 3 cups of stock.  Be patient, it’s going to take about thirty minutes, but it is well worth it.  When the noodles are ready, add the onion-broccoli mixture and heat for about 3 minutes.  Then make it rain with the cup of parmesean cheese all over the pan, and heat until it is almost melted.   Enjoy that.

Props to my Old Earth for lacing me with the recipe… 

don’t be afraid to hit me with your favorite winter recipes in the comments section if you get a chance.

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  1. that looks yummy. go old earth! i highly suggest the split pea recipe at

    haven’t tried it yet but it seems perfect for winter and i LOVE this woman’s soup recipes…

  2. agreed. her lentil soup was incredible. I am definitely looking forward to checking out this split pea recipe…

  3. printing this recipe off right now. just got back from safeway where I stepped up my spice game. now it’s time to chop some BROCCOLI! I’ll let you know how this turns out.

    Kudo’s to the old earth

  4. It tasted just how it smelled:


  5. BOO-YAH!!

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