Oh broccoli, how I love you. When I was little (more little than I am now that is) I used to call broccoli "little trees." Well, here we have the amazing union of "little trees" and "little ears", which in Italian is orecchiette. Go ahead, impress your friends at a party with your knowledge of Italian. "My what orecchiette you have!" For some reason I can't fathom, recipes involving broccoli and pasta almost always call for using orecchiette pasta. Whatever the reason, it's tasty. Here, I'm going a wee bit traditional: just pasta, parmesan, broccoli, garlic and red pepper flakes.
You'll need 2 smallish heads of broccoli or 1 large one. Cut the florets into bite-sized pieces (and I also do the same with about 1'' of the stalk).