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Spaghetti with broccoli, chilli and toasted almonds

We've teamed up with @woodhillkitchen over on Instagram to bring you some delicious recipes you can whip up at home and some fantastic ideas on using up your leftovers... Like this divine pasta recipe which is simple to create, nutritious and quick to prepare. What's not to love?

This simple spaghetti dish is a great way to eat your greens and serves three to four people.


  • Pasta - Wholewheat or ordinaty

  • Handful Flaked Almonds

  • One Chilli

  • One white Onion

  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves

  • Chopped Broccoli - tenderstem is lovely buy any broccoli will do.

  • Any other greens you have in the fridge. Here I've used kale and courgette ribbons.


  • Put your pasta on to boil - I used whole wheat spaghetti as it has more flavour.

  • Put a handful of flaked almonds in the oven to toast

  • Fry a diced white onion gently in about 2tbsp olive oil

  • Add 5-6 garlic cloves (make sure u fry the garlic and onion for long enough on a fairly low heat til they’re translucent and begin to caramelise)

  • Add a sliced chilli

  • Add chopped broccoli - I like tender stem but any is good!!

  • Add any other greens you’ve got in the fridge - I added courgette ribbons and kale

  • Fry all the ingredients up for 5 mins whilst the pasta finishes cooking.

  • Turn the heat off and add a good handful Parmesan cheese and stir through so it melts

  • Season

  • Add a couple of tablespoons of pasta water and a little pesto if you like

  • Stir the pasta into the veg mix

  • Serve with the toasted almonds

Meet Rosa

@woodhillkitchen began in June 2020 after deciding I could not take one more picture of my food to sit on my camera roll unseen by the world. Be it home cooked or eating out, there’s nothing I find more satisfying than good food and getting the perfect pic! Despite still working through lockdown, quieter weekends gave me the chance to experiment with new recipes and spend a little more time in the @woodhillkitchen. Proving vegetables don’t need to be boring and that cake is ALWAYS a good idea is my goal and I hope to encourage people to love their leftovers, shop small and support local businesses!