Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Prep Time
10 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, on a rimmed baking sheet, toss the broccoli, walnuts, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast, tossing once, until the broccoli is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

Toss the pasta with the broccoli mixture, butter, and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. (Add more water if the pasta seems dry.) Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.

Tip: The combination of roasted broccoli, walnuts, and garlic also makes a delicious side dish for chicken, beef, or pork.

Ratings & Reviews

stellacorona's Review

April 16, 2013
this was very good. my teenager liked it too, and that makes it outstanding !!! was something that i could make ahead of time.

ADDChef's Review

December 14, 2011
i like the walnuts, but it's still a bit bland for my tastes. I added a little extra garlic as well. It could use some red pepper flakes.

Catwoman's Review

November 01, 2011
The combination was great. I was worried about the walnuts burning, but they were perfect. Will definitely make again.

jkmom2007's Review

October 05, 2011

kounterpoint's Review

June 20, 2010
I served this for company and it was a hit! Easy to make, light yet filling, this dish is a new staple.

kaassouffle's Review

June 13, 2010
This has become a staple. I omit the butter and just use olive oil. I like garlic, and recommend increasing the garlic. I also add chopped portobello mushrooms, which makes it a fabulous meal. It doesn't even seem like it's meatless.