Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Recipe Name: Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Description: This easy broccoli pasta dinner cooks up in minutes and is bursting with flavor! Made with tender broccoli florets and penne in a light lemon olive oil sauce. So simple, but so scrumptious, and perfect for a weeknight!

Prepration Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving: 4 serving

Ingredents Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

  • Penne Pasta (1 ounces dried )
  • Broccoli Florets (4 cups )
  • Olive Oil (3/4 cup )
  • Garlic (4 cloves minced )
  • Lemon Juice (2 tbsp )
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes (1/4 cup (optional))
  • Salt (to taste )
  • Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp )
  • Black pepper (to taste )
  • Lemon Zest (1 tsp )
  • Parsley (1/4 cup chopped fresh )

Instructions to make Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Step #1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook it according to the package directions, setting the timer for your pasta to cook to al dente. When the pasta has 30 seconds of cook time remaining, stir in the broccoli.

Step #2

Cook the pasta and broccoli until the timer goes off (the broccoli should have turned bright green — if not, give it a few more seconds), then drain them together into a colander. Rinse briefly with cool water.

Step #3

Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and sauté it until very fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the pasta and broccoli. Toss well to coat with olive oil, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until heated throughout.

Step #4

Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, salt, red pepper flakes and pepper. Taste-test and adjust any seasonings to your liking. Sprinkle with parsley or basil. Divide onto plates and serve.

Instructions Tasty & Easy Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

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