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Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon

Simple, quick and perfect for any weekday supper. This Angel Hair Pasta is topped with a shallot, garlic, broccoli and lemon sauce. Light yet tasty, you must try this one!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pasta
Author: Cravings of a Lunatic


  • 1 package of Angel Hair Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into tiny pieces
  • 3 large cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Put a large stock pot of water on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil. Once it boils salt it generously.
  • While you are waiting for the water to boil start getting the rest of the dish together.
  • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan. Start to cook over medium heat. Add the shallots. Cook for about 5 minutes so they can soften.
  • Now add the broccoli and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn't stick. If you need more olive oil add a little.
  • Now toss in the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the white wine and let it cook until it is reduced by half. It should only take a few minutes.
  • Add your butter and lemon, stirring till the butter melts and the mixture is slightly saucy. Only takes a few moments.
  • Turn the heat down for a couple of minutes while you cook your angel hair noodles.
  • Once your pasta water is boiling well, and it's been salted, toss your angel hair pasta in the water. It only needs to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Check your package directions.
  • Now drain pasta (reserve a little bit, there's flavour in the pasta water) but do not rinse.
  • Bring the frying pan back up to a medium heat, add your pasta to the pan and start to toss it gently until it comes together. Add a little pasta water to the pan, it helps bring the dish together beautifully.
  • Add some salt and pepper to your own taste.
  • Serve with a big old smile!


Be creative, throw in your fave veggies and have fun with this!