Broccoli and Lemon Penne

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This vegetarian pasta recipe is quick and easy. It makes use of lemon juice and zest, as well as every part of broccoli. Just add chicken for meat-lovers.

Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

PASTA

  • 1 lb Penne pasta
  • for pasta water Salt

BROCCOLI AND LEMON

  • 1 lb Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup Broccoli, stems peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • cup Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 lemon Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

METHOD

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and cook until pasta is just before al dente and broccoli is bright green, about 3 minutes more. Drain, then add pasta and broccoli back to pot.
  • Stir in garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve, topped with additional Parmesan cheese.

NOTES

  • Any short pasta noodle will work 
  • Add chicken or shrimp if you desire