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Broccoli Penne

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Ingredients
  Broccoli 2 (cut into large pieces)
  Carrot 1 (grated)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Regular salt 1 Pinch
  Green bell pepper 1 Pinch
  Tarragon 1 Teaspoon (Fresh)
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Fresh)
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Half a sprig, Fresh)
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Balsamic vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Reduced to about 2-3 Tbs.)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Pasta water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Canadian bacon 1 Ounce (1 slice, for topping)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for topping)
  Almond 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (for topping)
  Egg 1 (for topping)
  Penne pasta 1⁄2 Box
Directions

Getting Ready:
1. Toss broccoli with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast broccoli at 400F for 20 minutes.
2. While the broccoli is in the oven, grate the carrots.
3. Halfway through the cooking time of the broccoli, add grated carrots (also tossed with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper).
4. While the broccoli and carrots finish cooking, cook and drain pasta, reduce balsamic vinegar (watch carefully so it doesn’t burn), and cook bacon.

Making:
1. Whisk together the mustard, reduced balsamic vinegar, herbs, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, pepper. 2. Stream in 2-3 T olive oil as you whisk, then add the pasta water.
3. Right before serving, fry the egg(s) (I cooked mine covered so the top would set quicker).
4. Combine pasta, sauce, and veggies. Top with an egg.

Serving:
1. In addition to the egg, serve with a halved piece of bacon, the almonds, and the parmesan cheese.
2. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
3
Story
This was a really yummy dish. Normally, I’m an add or subtract to a dish kinda person. You may do this here too. BUT, know that if you do, you won’t get the full effect of the deliciousness. You see, every ingredient was carefully chosen to go along with the broccoli (the star). I had a bite with just pasta and while it was good, it was nothing compared to a bite with broccoli, carrot, cheese, almond, bacon, egg, and sauce. I don’t normally eat the whole bowl of food after I film. But, I’ll admit that there was almost nothing left today. And for once it wasn’t just because I’d forgotten to eat lunch and was starving.
Subtitle: 
Penne Pasta with Broccoli, Egg, and Bacon

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