My current food obsession: roasted broccoli.
This is coming from a girl who doesn’t really like broccoli. Yes, I love vegetables and try to eat a lot of them. But you know how it goes… there’s always that one thing you just don’t like.
Broccoli is that thing for me. But you know what? I have been eating roasted broccoli like its candy.
Seriously! This one simple method of cooking has revolutionized my broccoli eating habits. I now make roasted broccoli all the time and I’m about to turn green.
Kidding about the last part. ;)
I attempted to make a version of pasta primavera one night which involved roasted broccoli and sautéed asparagus. Then it dawned on me – why not roast the asparagus too?
So I did and it was even better! I couldn’t wait to share the recipe with you!
This truly is a simple pasta dish. The sauce is merely olive oil and sautéed garlic. I wanted to keep it simple so the roasted, caramelized flavors would be the spotlight. Parmesan and fresh basil on top give it a lovely Italian flare.
So fresh and so green! This is a fantastic weeknight meal and would be perfect on its own or with some grilled or baked chicken.
Simple Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Asparagus; Recipe or Not
- 8 oz. pasta (I used fusilli.)
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Grated Parmesan for topping
- Fresh basil for topping
- Salt and pepper to taste