Orecchiette with Pork, Broccoli Mushrooms and Roast Tomatoes

Such a quick and easy family favourite that satisfies every member of the family and still with some added veggie goodness.

I have used orecchiette pasta shells but you can use any type of pasta with this. For vegetarian version leave out the pork.

Orecchiette with Pork, Broccoli, Mushrooms & Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients

500g orrecchiette

2 tbs olive oil

500g pork mince

1 small onion diced

2 garlic cloves

salt and pepper

6-8 cherry tomatoes

1 head broccoli cut into florets

1/2 lemon rind finely grated

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Place a large pot of salted water on the stove and bring to the boil. Add Pasta and cook per packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, In a large frypan on high heat add olive oil , garlic and onion and saute for 3mins until onion has softened.
  3. Add pork mince cook for 5-6 minutes until browned and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Turn heat to low
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place tomatoes and roast in a 180’c oven for around 5 mins until blistered and partly soft. Remove and set aside
  5. In the last 2 minutes of pasta cooking time add the broccoli florets into the pot of boiling pasta let it cook then drain along with the pasta. Reserving 1/2 cup of water from the pot.
  6. Add the pasta and broccoli with the reserved water to the pork mixture in the pan and toss to combine.
  7. Add ย lemon rind and grated parmesan, roasted tomatoes and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. you can also use chilli salt for extra heat.

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