02 March 2011

roasted broccoli & walnuts with orecchiette

 This recipe could not be simpler.

Olive oil, s&p

Stir together and roast at 425° for 15-20 minutes

Stir in cooked pasta
(I like orecchiette)

Top with grated parmesan
I don't remember where I found it.
(Probably a magazine. Probably Real Simple, because it is.)

This is my go-to recipe for new dinner guests.
(Though not everyone is a walnut fan.)
It's fast, easy, vegetarian, delicious and pretty.

We make it when we don't have dinner guests, and we feel like guests at our own table.
Especially when we light candles.

Do you ever make fancy dinners at home, for just the fam?
We love it.
My favorite part is that this fancy dinner was on the table 30 minutes after I started chopping broccoli.
Can't beat that.


Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

yum!! will definitely be trying this one!!

Grandpa Bill said...

Substitute 1 cm cubes of ham and portabello mushrooms for the walnuts and I'll come.

Marisa said...

I could be persuaded. :)

Genelle said...

This was the perfect inspiration for dinner the other night! I had some fresh cheese ravioli on hand so I tossed the broccoli and walnuts with that and it was FAB. Roasted broc is one of our favs, so I can't believe I've never tossed it with pasta! Thanks for the great idea!

Dee said...

What an excellent combination of ingredients! This turned out so well even my skeptical husband loved it! Thanks for this recipe. (And I thought your photography was very well done.)

Marisa said...

Thank you, Dee!

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