3/04/2009

Roasted Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Paul's favorite veggie these days is roasted broccoli - hands down. It's like his crack. ha ha
He saw the pan of broccoli sitting on the counter and got positively giddy! I said it would be a little different this time and tossed the roasted broccoli and roasted garlic in with some angel hair pasta and added Alfredo sauce to make a quick weeknight comforting meal.

Paul loved it and though I would never make this ALL the time, it was a much needed dose of comfort food after a rough work day.

Roasted Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients
  • 1 head of fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • Pasta of your choice, we like angel hair
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Alfredo Sauce, recipe found *HERE* (you could use jarred...nah, just make it!)
Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss the broccoli florets, garlic, olive oil, some salt & pepper to season and place mixture on a sheet pan. Roast for 12-15 min. until golden brown edges appear.

MEANWHILE, start your pasta water and cook as directed and make your Alfredo sauce, which takes about 15-20 minutes, so if you start it prior to putting the broccoli in, it will all be done at the same time.

Drain pasta, put back into pot, add the roasted broccoli and pour Alfredo sauce over, mix well and plate up! Enjoy!

3 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Mmmm this looks so good and comforting!

Colleen said...

I love the idea of roasting the broccoli first!

Jodi said...

This looks delicious!

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