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Pasta with Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Almonds Recipe

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Submitted by mpastore

Makes 4 servings



Pasta with Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Almonds

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Almonds

24 cloves garlic
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds broccoli
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 pound whole wheat pasta
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup basil leaves
2 ounces grated cheese
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Roasted Broccoli, Garlic and Almonds

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position, place large rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees.

  2. Cut one 12-inch sheet of foil and spread flat on counter. Place garlic heads, cut-side up, in center of foil. Drizzle teaspoon oil over each head and seal packet. Place packet on oven rack and roast until garlic is very tender, about 40 minutes. Open packet and set aside to cool.

  3. While garlic is roasting, prepare broccoli. Cut broccoli at juncture of crowns and stems; remove outer peel from stems. Cut stems into 2- to 3-inch lengths and each length into -inch-thick pieces. Cut crowns into 4 wedges if 3 to 4 inches in diameter or 6 wedges if 4 to 5 inches in diameter. Place broccoli in large bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste, and sugar.

  4. Remove baking sheet from oven. Carefully transfer broccoli to baking sheet and spread into even layer, placing cut sides down. Return baking sheet to oven and roast until broccoli is well browned and tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. While broccoli roasts, bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta; cook until al dente. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves from their skins into small bowl. Using fork, mash garlic to smooth paste, then stir in red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Slowly whisk in remaining 1/4 cup oil.

  6. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking water, and return pasta to pot. Add chopped broccoli to pasta; stir in garlic sauce, cup cooking water, basil, and cup cheese. Adjust consistency with additional cooking water and season with salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice to taste. Serve immediately, sprinkling with remaining cup cheese and toasted almonds.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 347.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
783
Calories from Fat
285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
31.7g
49%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
168mg
7%
Potassium
1123mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
104.5g
35%
Dietary Fiber
15.7g
63%
Sugars
7.8g
Protein
25.0g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 266%
Calcium 27% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in vitamin C
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