Thursday, October 18, 2007

Grab a plate!

I hope that you're sitting comfortably and wearing your stretchy pants! Vallen, of Queenly Things, is hosting a potluck, blogland style.

Here's what I'm bringing:



It's one of those "back of the box" recipes and it's pretty tasty. (They could've come up with a shorter name for it though.)

Barilla Plus Rotini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Walnuts, Basil and Parmesan Cheese
Ingredients:
1 box Barilla Plus Rotini
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil & herbs, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh basil, cut into thin strips
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute walnuts in a small skillet for 1-2 minutes until slightly brown. Place in large salad bowl. Add sun-dried tomatoes, including some oil from tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Add broccoli florets into boiling water (with pasta) for last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain, add pasta and broccoli to salad bowl. Add parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and serve.

Add some garlic bread and voila! Now I'm off to check out some of the other yummy things at this party!

5 comments:

Vallen said...

I was hoping someone would bring pasta. This looks delish!!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

There isn't much nicer than a pasta salad to make you happy and dance in your seat...

jessi said...

Mmmmmm.....yummy!

Mrs. G. said...

Pasta? Did somebody pasta? Delicious...thanks for the recipe!

Randi said...

That pasta looks so yummy! I am going to try this one for sure!