Festive Rotini

January 23 at 8:51 pm 1 comment

I was drawn to this recipe in Good Housekeeping because of its label, healthy in a hurry. I’m pretty sure it’s called “festive” because it has red and green in it and was in the December issue of the magazine.

Whatever its name, I call it wonderful!

12 oz rotini*
12 oz broccoli
1 pint grape tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 c Romano cheese

Heat oven to 450º. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during last three minutes. Toss tomatoes, garlic, oil, and salt in bowl. Spread tomato mixure in 9 x 13 pan and roast 15 minutes or until tomatoes wrinkle and begin to burst, stirring halfway through cook time.

Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta. Add pasta water to pan, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Return all ingredients to pot and stir in cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Make the smart choice. Use whole-grain pasta. 🙂

Festive Rotini


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  • 1. Andy  |  January 25 at 10:41 am

    Sounds good!! I make a less healthy version that incorporates brats in it. I also make a variant that takes fresh linguine, broccoli, mushrooms, smoked sausage and turns it into an Alfredo dish.


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