Orecchiette With Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love roasted vegetables - this is a simple, meatless meal that's easy to throw together on a weeknight. From Real Simple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile, on a rimmed baking sheet, toss the broccoli, walnuts, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast, tossing once, until the broccoli is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Toss the pasta with the broccoli mixture, butter, and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. (Add more water if the pasta seems dry.) Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.
Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe! Hubby and I devoured the whole thing. I added more garlic cloves, used penne pasta and used less oil. I'll be making this one quite often since we love all the ingredients!!

nemokitty April 26, 2012

One of my favorites!!! I first had this at work (we have a chef at our hospital cafeteria) and was thrilled when I found this Real Simple recipe. It was just as good made at home as it was at work. Even better, all 3 of our (notoriously picky) boys gobbled this up. They didn't even blink an eye at the broccoli. Followed the recipe just as written, and I KNOW we'll be making this again and again. Thanks for posting!!

MichMom April 05, 2011