De Ma Cuisine



September 2012



Broccoli Penne

Written by , Posted in Baking, Cheese, Dinner, Eggs, Inspired By, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Pork, Roasting, Sauces, Vegetables

Broccoli Penne
Recipe Type: Main, Pasta
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 3-4
Roasted broccoli and carrots are paired with a fried egg, bacon, almonds, and a delicious sauce… oh and don’t forget the pasta!
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into large pieces (use the stem too – cut/peel the tough outside and use the tender inside)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 t or half a sprig fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 t fresh oregano
  • 1/2 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar (reduced to about 2-3 T)
  • 2-4 T olive oil
  • 3/4 – 1 C pasta water
  • 1 slice bacon/serving (for topping)
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese (for topping)
  • 1/4 C almonds (for topping)
  • 1 egg/serving (for topping)
  • penne pasta
  1. Toss broccoli with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast broccoli at 400F for 20 minutes. Halfway through add grated carrots (also tossed with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper).
  2. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta, reduce balsamic vinegar (watch carefully so it doesn’t burn), and cook bacon.
  3. Whisk together the mustard, reduced balsamic vinegar, herbs, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, pepper. Stream in 2-3 T olive oil as you whisk. Add the pasta water.
  4. Right before serving, fry the egg(s) (I cooked mine covered so the top would set quicker).
  5. Combine pasta, sauce, and veggies. Top with an egg, 1 halved piece of bacon, almonds, and parmesan cheese.



  1. Christy Durrance

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