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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Broccoli Pasta with Parmesan Croutons

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette, cubed (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce), plus more for serving
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound medium pasta shells
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets, stalks peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together bread, 1 tablespoon oil, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden and toasted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 2 minutes less than package instructions; add broccoli and cook 2 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.

  3. Step 3

    Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil and garlic to pot and cook until garlic is fragrant and lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add pasta mixture; toss to combine, adding enough pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta. To serve, sprinkle with croutons, lemon zest, and additional Parmesan if desired.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2012

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Reviews (1)

  • 10 Jan, 2014

    So good and so easy to make. My family loved it! I will be making it often.