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Broccoli and corn easy pasta bowl

Spicy Broccoli Corn Pasta

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: International


This broccoli and corn pasta bowl is one of those recipes that saves the never-ending 'what should I make for dinner tonight' moment. Easy and full of flavor, it's also on the healthier side.


  • 2 cups dried pasta (cooked according to packet instructions)
  • 1/2 medium broccoli, no stems, cut into chunks
  • 2 corn ears (shucked (or use frozen)
  • 2-3 Tbs. harissa paste (or sriracha or other spicy red pepper sauce you like)
  • 1/2 cup good parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbs fresh chopped parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • A drizzle of cream (optional but good if you like spicy but also creamy)


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF / 190ºC.
  2. Put broccoli in an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and bake 20 minutes, moving around once or twice while cooking.
  3. Add corn and bake 20 more minutes, until it’s charred but still crunchy. The times given here might be slightly different if using frozen vegetables.
  4. Drain the pasta and mix with some olive oil (I use the same pot I cooked it in).
  5. Add parsley, harissa, cheese and mix.
  6. Add vegetables and mix well.
  7. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cream if using.


Pasta: you can use leftover pasta too (no sauce).

Vegetables: broccoli and corn work wonderful, but other similar vegetables can be used, like cauliflower or zucchini. They can be roasted ahead and refrigerated for a few days. Use fresh corn when in season. It's a great way to use leftover grilled corn.

Storing: this can be stored well wrapped in the refrigerator for a day or two and reheated. Freezing it is also an alternative, it keeps for a month.

Variations: use a different spicy sauce, such as sriracha. Use a different cheese, such as goat cheese crumbled on top. Add bacon, crisp and crumbled on top.

Keywords: roasted vegetable pasta, broccoli corn pasta