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Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower and Shiitake Fusilli

As one who follows the Mediterranean style of eating, I make it a practice to enjoy pasta preparations from time to time. I personally prefer dishes that include lots of vegetables and extra virgin olive oil for added health benefits. If you’re a pasta lover, you’ll enjoy this wholesome, filling, and incredibly delicious restaurant-style preparation that you can make in the comfort of your own home.

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What You Need

How To Prepare

De Cecco.WholeWheat.Fusilli Nina Cherie PhDCook the pasta and Brussels sprouts according to the pasta package directions, adding the cauliflower during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Once cooked, drain the mixture, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Next, add the shallots and garlic and then cook them for 15-30 seconds while stirring constantly, or until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook them for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until they’ve browned and then remove them from the heat.

You can then return the hot cooked pasta, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower to the pot and add the reserved pasta water and mushroom mixture. Set aside 2 tablespoons of parsley. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the remaining parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and reserved parsley.

Courtesy of DeCecco, this delicious recipe makes 8 servings at about 310 calories each. Bon Appetit!

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