Red Bell Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Sauce
  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add red peppers, onion, and garlic, cook until soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, salt lightly, and cook broccoli stems for a few minutes, then add florets.
  4. Cook broccoli until tender but still bright green, no more than about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain, break up slightly with a fork, and toss with the red bell pepper mixture.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, top with grated cheese, if desired, and serve immediately.
  7. Serves 4