Broccoli and Lemon Penne

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Broccoli and lemon pair wonderfully in this easy pasta recipe

YIELD

4 Servings

TOTAL TIME

25 Minutes

DIFFICULTY

Easy

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INGREDIENTS

NAME

WEIGHT

VOLUME

Salt

For pasta water

-

Penne pasta (or from Pantry Essentials)

450 g / 1 lb

-

Broccoli, cut into florets

1 lb

5 cups

Broccoli, stems peeled and sliced

100 g

1 cup

Garlic, minced

3 g

1 clove

Olive oil, extra virgin

70 g

70 mL / ⅓ cup

Lemon zest

3 g

1 lemon

Lemon juice

30 g

30 mL / 2 tbsp

Parmesan cheese

1 oz

½ cup

METHOD

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook for 5 minutes. 
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve, topped with additional Parmesan cheese. 

NOTES

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