Orecchiette With Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Pinay0618

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

Top Review by Liz K.

I love this combo, have made it several times, but always add chicken to make it a meal. But I feel like it needs one more ingredient to really blend all the flavors. Carmelized onion? Maybe I'll try adding that.

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.

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