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Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Shrimp Pasta - a healthy rendition of classic comfort food...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta

ROASTED BROCCOLI AND GARLIC

  • 3 cups bite-sized fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 cloves garlic , thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

SHRIMP

  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat lightly salted water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Add pasta and cook 8 - 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.
  • TO MAKE THE ROASTED BROCCOLI AND GARLIC
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss well. Spread out onto large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • TO MAKE THE SAUCE
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in 2 tablespoons flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk and cream,stirring constantly for 5 - 6 minutes until thickened. Stir in the thyme, rosemary, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm until ready to serve.
  • TO COOK THE SHRIMP
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper, cooking and stirring occasionally, another 2 - 3 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Combine pasta, shrimp, and broccoli in a large bowl. Toss with sauce until evenly covered. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.