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Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Goat Cheese Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course

Description

A hearty vegetarian pasta dish that uses an easy/creamy roasted garlic goat cheese sauce tossed with roasted broccoli and whole wheat pasta.


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Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound broccoli

Pasta

  • 4 ounces whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts

Goat Cheese Sauce

  • 4 ounces goat cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated vegetarian Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Slice the top ¼” off a head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, wrap in parchment paper, and tie with cooking twine. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
  2. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets. Toss with olive oil and roast until tender and charring, 25 to 30 minutes. Prepare the pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.
  3. When the garlic is done, remove 5 to 6 cloves of the garlic. Combine the garlic cloves with the sauce ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth. 
  4. When broccoli is done, combine with the pasta, walnuts, and sauce. Serve immediately- the pasta will soak up the sauce fairly quickly!

Notes

Tips and Tricks: If you’re not a fan of the pasta sauce soaking into the pasta, I recommend tossing a little reserved pasta water in with the sauce. This will help the noodles be a bit more saucy. 

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: pasta, walnuts, broccoli


Nutrition

  • Calories: 653
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 965.8
  • Fat: 30.8
  • Carbohydrates: 65.2
  • Fiber: 5.3
  • Protein: 36.8
  • Cholesterol: 48.3