Roasted Brussels Sprout-Meyer Lemon Pasta with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

This pasta dish may involve three separate steps, but it is well worth it for the bright flavors and layered texture.

January 14, 2018

Ingredients

Brussels sprouts
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
Pasta
  • 1 pound Spaghetti, fusilli, or other pasta
  • 3 meyer lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • handful basil, thinly sliced

Instructions

STEP 1: ROAST YOUR SPROUTS

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Toss halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

2. Arrange cut-side-down on a baking sheet.

3. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until outter leaves are crispy and the sprouts are fork tender. 

4. Adjust seasonings to taste and set aside. 

STEP 2: FRY YOUR PANKO

1.Preheat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

2. Combine panko, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder, then add to the pan, tossing the mixture in the oil. Stir and toss constantly to avoid burning until the crumbs are golden brown, just a few minutes. 

3. Remove pan from heat and transfer crumbs to a paper towel lined bowl or plate. Set aside. 

STEP3: MAKE YOUR PASTA

1. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pasta pot. Cook pasta until al dente (according to package reccomendations).

2. Reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta and leave in strainer.

4. Whisk together lemon juice, Parmesan, olive oil, salt, and pepper in pasta pot; add drained pasta to along with sliced basil and toss well to combine.

STEP 4: BRING IT ALL TOGETHER

1. Fold roasted Brussels sprouts into pasta.

2. Add pasta water little by little until it forms a saucey consistancy.

3. Serve topped with toasted breadcrumbs.

 

Ingredients

Brussels sprouts
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
Pasta
  • 1 pound Spaghetti, fusilli, or other pasta
  • 3 meyer lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • handful basil, thinly sliced
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