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Orecchiette With Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts

Orecchiette with Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts
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  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ¾ 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, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Roast, tossing once, until the broccoli is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  5. Toss the pasta with the broccoli mixture, butter, and ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. (Add more water if the pasta seems dry.)
  6. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.
By February, 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 643Calories From Fat 45%
  • Protein 73g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Fiber 32g
  • Carbohydrate 73g
  • Fat 32g
  • Sat Fat 8g
  • Sodium 405mg
  • Cholesterol 20mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Chicken With Broccoli Rabe, Apricots, and Pine Nuts
Roasted broccoli with walnuts and garlic also makes a delicious side dish for chicken, beef, or pork. 

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