Make spaghetti based on package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before straining.
Whisk soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl – set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan. Add bell peppers and carrots. Stir frequently until brown and tender. Add broccoli and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove veggies and set aside.
Melt butter in the pan with remaining olive oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add cooked pasta, veggies and sauce to pan and mix together. Add pasta water to achieve desired consistency. Top with parsley and serve.
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