Perfectly caramelized broccoli, walnuts & nutty parmesan star in this easy Roasted Broccoli & Walnut vegetarian pasta dish that needs just 20 minutes and 7 ingredients from start to finish.
This month’s Recipe Redux challenged us to create quick and easy meals with 7 ingredients or less. March is also National Nutrition Month and the theme is to savor the flavor of eating right. My favorite way to add flavor to vegetables is by roasting them. It’s one of the easiest ways to add incredible flavor without excessive fat or salt. It works for asparagus, Brussels sprouts, carrots and other root vegetables, cauliflower and even green beans and cabbage. I’ve roasted them all!
This Roasted Broccoli & Walnut Pasta recipe combines flavorful roasted broccoli with a weeknight meal staple – pasta. Now I could just eat the broccoli topped with walnuts and parmesan but the pasta makes it meal.
All you need is 20 minutes and 7 ingredients to get this meal on the table (not counting the water, salt and pepper).
When a pasta craving hits, I rarely shy away. Instead, I balance it with plenty of vegetables. And full disclosure, there would be a lot more roasted broccoli in the photo if I hadn’t eaten it right off the pan. That happens…
Anyway. This recipe is flexible. You can swap the pasta for quinoa or brown rice or try chickpea pasta which would be probably be delicious here too. Swap the parmesan for nutritional yeast to make it vegan.
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