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Chili Garlic Pappardelle with Smashed Broccoli and Soft Eggs

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Slippery, spicy, bossy noodles with a minimal-ingredient sauce, topped with a pile of roasty smashed broccoli and a perfectly messy soft egg. Yes, please.

This recipe is sponsored by DeLallo.

This is a brand new recipe that’s part of our Spring 2023 SOS Series – in other words, EASY recipes! View our full collection of SOS recipes here.

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Lindsay’s Notes

Oh man, these slippery, spicy noodles are a TREAT. Silky, rich, full of deep flavor and a flash of heat!

I would say this recipe belongs less in the “normal family dinner” category and more in the “hangry / hardcore craving / last minute meal” category.

The big flavors end up being a bit much for my kids, so I make this for a need-it-right-now hungry mom moment that calls for something ultra-satisfying, silky, and spicy. I often end up eating it right over the stove in a moment of pure and absolute joy.

And luckily, the components can work for everybody (buttered noodles is always a kid win, plus eggs and broccoli!), so it can be easily worked into something family-friendly or meal-prep friendly if you batch some extra broccoli and eggs to throw into other meals throughout the week. SOS at its finest.

The miso just does something magical to this whole thing – if you don’t have it I think you’ll still end up just fine. But if you have it (hopefully I already convinced you to buy some with the Miso Crunch Salad!) it will elevate the flavor and add a depth that’s just really amazing for such a fast and easy recipe.

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Chili Garlic Pappardelle with Smashed Broccoli and Soft Eggs

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Slippery, spicy, bossy noodles with a minimal-ingredient sauce, topped with a pile of roasty smashed broccoli and a perfectly messy soft egg. Yes, please.


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Chili Garlic Pappardelle:

  • 8 ounces DeLallo Egg Pappardelle
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili crisp (more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooking water
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili crisp (optional for topping)

Smashed Broccoli and Eggs:


  1. Broccoli: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Arrange the broccoli on a sheet pan; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes until softened and roasty. Smash each piece of broccoli with the back of a wooden spoon to create flat little crispy bites – transfer back to the oven and roast for another 5-10 minutes. 
  2. Eggs: I use this egg cooker (affiliate link) and fill the water line to “medium.” I let the eggs rest in cold water for about 5 minutes when they’re done cooking. You can also just use a normal pot on the stove to make a 6-minute egg. Here’s more on that
  3. Pasta: Cook pappardelle according to package directions.
  4. Sauce: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook until soft and fragrant. Add hoisin, honey, chili oil, and miso; whisk until mostly incorporated (it’ll be a little chunky from the miso but it’ll smooth out). Add reserved pasta water and let it come to a gentle simmer; add pasta and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes until the sauce is coating all of the bits of pasta. 
  5. EAT! Half the time I just end up eating these noodles over the stove in all their slippery, spicy goodness. But if you can manage, get the smashed broccoli and soft egg served up on top of a bowl of noodles, with an extra dollop of chili crisp over the eggs, and that is one beautiful meal.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: chili garlic pappardelle, miso butter pappardelle, pappardelle recipe

DeLallo egg pappardelle pasta

Why Pappardelle?

The wide shape of pappardelle is just so fun. I keep myself stocked up with DeLallo egg pastas, including but not limited to pappardelle, tagliatelle, etc. We LOVE DeLallo and have worked with them for years – our longest running sponsor, and for very, very good reason. They have the best pasta essentials, both made with love and a high commitment to quality here in the US and imported from Italy.

Normally I use pappardelle for more standard recipes like the burst tomato pappardelle, slow cooker ragu, date night lemon pappardelle with shrimp, etc. (ALSO DELICIOUS.)

But in this case, the pappardelle reminds me of the wide, flat Asian noodles that are so delicious in recipes like pad see ew – and the DeLallo ones that I keep in my pantry are perfect for this spicy, noodle-y little number. It’s a fun Italian-Asian inspiration and combo that is – bottom line – very delicious.

Why Miso?

Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is used in Japanese cooking.

I love white miso for sauces and dressings – remember the Miso Crunch Salad?

In this case, I think it builds really great flavor without requiring a bunch of time. The slightly sweet, barely fermented taste works into a silky, slippery, barely-there sauce for the noodles. When I’ve made it without the miso, it’s just missing that thing that makes me go back for seconds and thirds. The funk of the miso with the sweetness of the honey and the crunch from the chili crisp? Mm yes.

Something Else To Use Besides Broccoli Or Eggs?

Just about any veggies would work here! Peppers, spinach, bok choy? Just roast or steam them and throw them on top.

And for an alternative protein, I think a nice piece of grilled, marinated chicken (Asian flavors, ideally) would be really good here.

One last thought: I personally love a big pile of twisted, tangled, uninterrupted noodles (no veggies), so that’s why I prefer layering over mixing the veg and protein right in. The noodles can stand alone!

Making It Less Spicy?

Just leave out the chili crisp, or buy the less-spicy chili crisp! If you can find a chili onion crunch, that is delicious and I find it to be very mild.

Serving It To a Family?

I have two young kids, so for my girls, we pull out some noodles before they hit the sauce and make buttered noodles for them! And they love the roasted broccoli and eggs. Basically, all the same things, deconstructed, and minus the spicy. Everybody wins!

Thank you to DeLallo for sponsoring this recipe!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You mention using an alternate protein like asian inspired grilled chicken – can you share a recipe or link for what this could be? Or can you just add the chicken to the sauce for cooking?

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What is chili crisp? I have never heard of this ingredient before. Is there a substitute for this you can suggest?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I bought Momofuku Extra Spicy Chili Crunch but Trader Joe’s has something similar for 1/2 the price! It is so good you’ll want to slather that glorious crispy madness on everything!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I can’t wait to try this!! I made the Miso Crunch Salad with salmon last week because that’s what I had in the freezer & it was delicious! So wonderful in fact, that we did it again last night. Keep on keeping on, lady!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh boy. This was yum and simple to make. It met the approval of my girls who are Asian and that’s all that matters to me. The dish was reminiscent of some noodle dishes we had while in Asian with them. And we loved the egg which is also a staple in so many Asian dishes we enjoyed there and here at home. So happy to have a quick meal that fills their cup for flavors they love. They claimed it a do-over immediately!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You did it again, Lindsay! Fantastic! My daughter and I ate it second day without the eggs or broccoli and it’s just so flavorful! Thanks!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This Chili Garlic Pappardelle with Smashed Broccoli and Soft Eggs recipe sounds like a scrumptious fusion of Italian and Asian flavors that would satiate any craving. The combination of silky noodles, spicy and slightly sweet sauce, crispy roasted broccoli, and perfectly cooked soft eggs creates an indulgent and comforting meal. I appreciate the suggestion of customizing the dish to suit family preferences or dietary needs by swapping veggies or protein, and adjusting the spice level.

    I can imagine the heavenly aroma that fills the kitchen while preparing this dish, and I love the idea of enjoying it straight from the stove. The balance between the rich and tangy miso sauce, the crunchy chili crisp, and the honey sweetness must be truly delightful. This recipe is perfect for a hangry, quick, and satisfying meal that appeals to both the taste buds and the senses.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I had never used chili crisp before and I bought some especially for this recipe. It is delicious. I loved the recipe and definitely looking to use the chili crisp on everything now. Thanks!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was excellent! Restaurant quality! My adventurous 9-year-old loved it while I made extra butter noodles for my suspicious 11-year-old. I will say that I wouldn’t call this an SOS dinner surveying the 2 pots, 1 pan, 1 sheet pan, and colander used in the preparation. I will save this for a weekend dinner.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was AWESOME. So easy and full of deliciousness. Was a late Friday night dinner after a couple of football games. Soooooo good, thanks

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hey there! This Chili Garlic Pappardelle with Smashed Broccoli and Soft Eggs recipe looks absolutely delicious. I have a quick question: Is there a suitable substitute for hoisin sauce that I can use in this recipe? I can’t wait to give it a try, but I don’t have hoisin sauce on hand at the moment. Thanks!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    May 14 2023

    This was a fabulous recipe. Didn’t find it spicy hot but absolutely aromatic & flavourful.

    Thank you.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was so good! The dash egg cooker made a perfect soft egg, the broccoli was crispy, and the noodles were loaded with umami. Loved it!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Such a unique and delicious combination of flavours! Like nothing I’ve ever made before. I couldn’t find miso paste at my store so I just used a bit of stock instead.

    Agree that it’s not really a SOS meal as there’s lots of dishes – but it’s definitely worth it. I’ll have to double it next time as our family of 4 devoured it!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You’ve topped yourself, Lindsay. Fantastic! Even without the eggs and broccoli, my daughter and I enjoyed it the next day. Thanks!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This dish looks absolutely tantalizing! The combination of chili garlic pappardelle with smashed broccoli and soft eggs is a stroke of culinary genius. The vibrant colors and enticing flavors are sure to awaken the taste buds. The chili garlic-infused pasta adds a fiery kick that perfectly complements the earthy, nutty notes of the smashed broccoli. And let’s not forget about those soft eggs, adding a creamy richness that brings the whole dish together. It’s a true feast for both the eyes and the palate. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try and savor every delicious bite!

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    YUM!!!!!! I loved trying this recipe! So much flavor on chewy noodles! The crunch roasted veg adds a lot too. I did broccoli & mini sweet peppers that had one foot in the grave – this is a life saver recipe for produce that’s a little past its prime. I wish I had more sauce to just dip stuff in 😂 it’s that good!

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t usually comment, but I have to with this recipe.
    I never thought I’d find a recipe that pleases all of my teenagers, yet this is what they ask for, every Sunday and by now, we have to triple the recipe. No leftovers, ever!
    Thank you for yet another amazing recipe!

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What can I use instead of pappardelle?! This shape is impossible to find gluten free (probably wouldn’t hold up well). 😫

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Both my husband & I really enjoyed the flavour. So delicious. Definitely a keeper. I added carrot sticks to the baking sheet with the broccoli. They were already cut up in fridge. Didn’t smash them though. Ha.
    Question: Any tips on how to peel HOT soft boiled eggs without mutilating them ? 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      After your eggs are done cooking, it’s a good idea to toss them into a bowl of ice water to prevent them from continuing to cook. This also makes it a bit easier for peeling! Hope this helps!

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I made this recipe last night and it was hands down one of the best things I’ve made in quite some time. The sauce is absolutely fantastic! I’m a vegetarian so I added chili crunch tofu to mine and my husband (non-veg) added baked chicken thighs. This will definitely be a repeat recipe for us.