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Vegetarian Pasta With Brussels Sprouts

Vegetarian Pasta With Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Course Main Course, pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 865 kcal


  • 8 ounces uncooked cavatappi or other spiral pasta
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces Brussels sprouts trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup organic vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese shaved (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts toasted


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and transfer to a large bowl; keep warm.
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; swirl to coat. Add panko to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers, and cook garlic, stirring often, until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in onion and cook until soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts to the skillet and cook without stirring until the undersides of the sprouts turn golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir to turn sprouts over, and cook other sides until golden brown, another 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through crushed red pepper). Cover and cook 2 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Add Brussels sprouts mixture to pasta; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese, pine nuts, and panko. Serve immediately
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Pasta With Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 865 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Sodium 925mg39%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.