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Roasted Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

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This 3 ingredient, 30 minute meal will fill you up, get some greens on your plate and taste a little bit luxurious too. It's as simple as roasting some broccoli and stirring in pasta and blue cheese - this is what weeknight dinner dreams are made of.
Course Pasta
Cuisine European
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 270

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli florets removed
  • 8 oz blue cheese roughly chopped
  • 10.5 oz pasta

Instructions

  • Lightly toss the broccoli florets in olive oil and add salt and pepper as desired. Place in the oven at 180C (360F) and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  • Set the pasta cooking according to package instructions. (By the time the water has boiled and the pasta gets cooking, this usually puts you on course for the pasta being ready around the same time as the broccoli.)
  • Once the broccoli has 5 minutes of cooking time left, open the oven and put the blue cheese on top. Return to the oven for those last few minutes so the cheese can melt.
  • Reserve a mugful of the pasta cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  • Remove the broccoli from the oven, pour the pasta into the pan with the broccoli and use a wooden spoon to mix it all together. The blue cheese will continue to melt as it coats the hot pasta. It may clump up and get stringy - add splashes of the pasta cooking water as required to make the sauce silkier.
  • Serve.

Notes

This makes 2 huge portions for hungry grown ups, or 2 reasonable portions + leftover lunch / kids portions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1231mg | Potassium: 872mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1702IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 2mg