To be honest, I am not a huge broccoli fan. Not in general, anyway. It's ok raw, if there's some good dip on hand, and I don't mind a good beef and broccoli dish, but it's not often on my "short list" for favorite veggies. (The top spot is held by in-season asparagus, if you were wondering. Mmm, asparagus...)
This dish, though, really makes broccoli shine. I honestly think that even noted broccoli haters (President Bush the First) would be won over by a lovely warm bowl of pasta with broccoli pasta sauce. It's subtle, mild, and fresh-flavored. Enhanced with a handful of toasted pine nuts and a sprinkling of grated parmesan, and you have a really lovely meal. It's also quite healthy -- the only fat is from a little fresh olive oil, and there is no dairy or meat in the sauce itself -- without tasting like "health food." This is a dish which you'll occasionally find served at a good Italian restaurant, but it's incredibly simple to make at home. Quicker than takeout, too! You can find the recipe here.