Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Quick and easy pasta dishes are a staple when you are a young professional. A lot of times I get home and while I want a good dinner, just don't feel like cooking a lot. This dish is super simple to make, and is ready in under 15 minutes.

Start with frozen brussel sprouts (I use the ones in a butter sauce), and defrost in the microwave until you are able to cut through them. The beauty of this is that they also take much less time to cook in general. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the brussel sprouts open  and place on a cookie sheet. If you do not have a butter sauce already on them, brush them with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and roast in the oven 10-15 min until they start to brown a bit. These brussel sprouts are also yummy as a side dish to a meat.

For the pasta, toss angel hair with the pesto of your choice. When the roasted brussel sprouts are finished toss into the pasta mixture. Serve topped with fresh grated parmesan.

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