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Easy Friday Night Fix

Easy Friday Night Fix

I don’t know about you, but by the time it’s Friday, I’m pretty gosh darn tired. The last thing I want to do is slave over the stove for hours. I still want something healthy and delicious, and I want it now.

Enter, my first (easy)…

Friday Night Fix: Baked Rigatoni with Roasted Broccoli and Chickpeas


Olive oil
1 ounce anchovies packed in oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can chickpeas (RESERVE THE LIQUID)
1/4 cup clam juice
1 head of broccoli
1/4 lb ricotta salata, cubed
Shredded parmiggiano
Chili flakes
1 lb rigatoni


Heat oven to 450 degrees.

In a pan over medium high heat, saute anchovies and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil. Stir until garlic browns and anchovies melt away. Add the chickpea liquid and clam juice.

Pour the anchovy mixture into a roasting pan, add chickpeas and broccoli and toss to coat. Roast for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the rigatoni according to the directions on the package, until al dente. Reserve a cup of the cooking liquid, then drain the pasta.

Add pasta and ricotta salata to the roasted veggies. Toss and roast for 5-10 minutes. Add the pasta liquid if it seems to get dry. Remove from the oven, add chili flakes and shred parmiggiano on top. Serve hot and enjoy!

friday easy fix rigatoni with roasted broccoli and chickpeas

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