Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Feta Pasta

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I had a harrowing grocery shopping experience with Matty last week.  I was that mom with the toddler having the tantrum in aisle 2, 7 and the check out.  It was just so enjoyable. Hmph.  At one point he grabbed a box of pasta and I just threw it in the cart and didn’t even glance at it until we got home. Small shell pasta – not a bad choice from my furious little man.

I must have caught my guys off guard that evening because they not only allowed this veggie heavy pasta to remain on their plates, I saw some bites consumed.  I think chopping up the broccoli and cauliflower into very small pieces confused them enough to accidentally consume them.  Ha!

broc caul chickpea pasta (1 of 1)

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Feta Pasta

Ingredients
  • 1 small head of broccoli chopped small
  • 1/2 of a cauliflower chopped small (or get crazy and use the entire thing – but I tried for equal amounts of broccoli and cauliflower)
  • 2 large shallots or 4 small, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • olive oil
  • 1 can of chickpeas rinsed
  • 1 package of french feta crumbled
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb of small shell pasta (try to get your angry toddler to grab whole wheat next time)
Instructions
  1. Oven to 400 – get water boiling and cook pasta while you do the next step.
  2. On 2 foil lined baking sheets, distribute the broccoli, cauliflower and shallots. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon olive oil on each sheet and toss with your hand to coat the vegetables. Sprinkle salt and pepper over everything.
  3. Roast in oven, checking every 10 minutes and stirring during those checks to get an even roast. Do this until they start to get brown on the edges.
  4. Drain pasta and place in large bowl with drained chickpeas, crumbled feta and add in roasted veggies. Drizzle 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil and several pinches salt and pepper and toss all together.

 

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  • Caitlin

    I’ve made this easily 3+ times and I’m finally getting around to commenting because this is hands-down the easiest, most delicious, satisfying and comforting dish. Such a staple!

    • Nicole Brier

      I am so glad! I can barely eat broccoli and cauliflower not roasted anymore…just makes them so delicious.

      • Caitlin

        Totally! Plus, through sheer laziness I realized that the leftovers from this dish (full kit and caboodle) are shockingly awesome on top of massaged kale. New go-to salad for fall/winter, so so good!