Pasta With Hard-boiled Eggs And Broccoli

Pasta with fermented or pickled eggs

Looking for a healthy, protein-packed, and sophisticated meal? This pasta with hard-boiled eggs and broccoli is incredibly simple and delicious.


Units Scale
  • 1 package of pasta (450 g/ 1 lbs)
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt, to taste

For serving

  • 6 to 8 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  2. While the pasta cooks, wash and chop up the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Place the broccoli in a large strainer. When the pasta is done cooking, pour it through the strainer with the broccoli. The broccoli will cook in the residual heat of the pasta.
  3. Put the pasta and broccoli back into the pot. Toss with 1/4 cup of olive oil, place the lid back on and let it sit while you prepare the rest of the meal.
  4. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large skillet. (I like my cast iron wok for this dish). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Add in the pasta and broccoli, along with the crushed red pepper flakes and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve the pasta with a sliced hard-boiled egg, fresh parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese.


  • While I haven’t marked this as a GF dish… I always use GF pasta. I used Rummo brand for the photographs. 
  • Feel free to replace the broccoli with your favorite seasonal vegetable. This dish is delicious with kale, spinach, sweet peppers, or asparagus!

Keywords: gluten-free, simple, 10-ingredients or less, healthy