Mario Batali's Neapolitan-Style Broccoli

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This is a great holiday side dish. The hot red pepper flakes are an update to the usual boring steamed broccoli.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chipped into 1/4 inch dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into 2-inch spears and cut into similar
  • sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the oil and the onions in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, and cook

    over medium heat until the onions are softened but not browned. Add the

    garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the broccoli, and stir to coat it

    with the onion mixture. Cook over high heat for 8 minutes, stirring so

    that the mixture does not scorch. If it gets too hot, add cool water, 2 to

    3 tablespoons at a time, to slow it down.

    When the broccoli is tender, add the red pepper flakes, season with salt

    and black pepper, and stir well. Serve hot or at room temperature.

    Recipe courtesy Mario Batali.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: broccoli, red onion, red pepper flakes, olive oil

    Course: Vegetable

    More Info: Kid Friendly

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