Roasted Broccoli and Pesto Tagliatelle

This was a last minute thrown together creation, made with things I had left in the house before we were due to go grocery shopping the next day. I’m not a broccoli fan in general, but I adore roasted broccoli. I normally serve it with rice, but I thought I would give it a try with pasta. It was wonderful, but you need make sure you don’t overcook the tagliatelle as it can make the whole dish a little gummy which is not particularly nice.

Next time I make it I’m thinking about throwing in some portobello mushrooms too, what do you think?

Roasted Broccoli and Pesto Tagliatelle

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Wash and cut 2 small heads of broccoli into bite sized florets. Toss with 2 peeled, finely chopped garlic cloves and enough olive oil to coat.
  3. Roast broccoli in the oven, tossing occasionally so that they don’t stick, for 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, cook about 60z (for 2 people, more or less according to appetite) tagliatelle in salted water according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
  5. Toss cooked tagliatelle with 2 heaped tablespoons of basil pesto and the roasted broccoli.
  6. Top with grated pecorino romano, fresh lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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9 Comments

  1. As a firm believer in the greatness of banning all disgusting mushrooms from the face of the earth, I cannot support that idea.
    This looks tasty exactly the way it is πŸ™‚
    Ooh, that said, I bet a few pine nuts thrown in would be good!
    .-= Lamb´s last blog ..He’s Not The Nurturing Type =-.

    • nooooooo! How could you say that about mushrooms?!

      Pine nuts are a great idea though, I have some knocking around in my pantry I’m sure. I am going to try that!

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  3. Looks absolutetly delicious!
    I love brocolli, but am not a huge fan of pasta but I can see that this will definetly make me re-consider pasta with my love for brocolli included giving it a unique and fulfilling twist to it.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. πŸ™‚
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