Penne With Broccoli is an easy recipe made with basic kitchen ingredients. Broccoli and pasta cook together in one pot and then combine with lemon, butter and Parmesan cheese for a delicious bowl of comfort food.
Broccoli Pasta Recipe
A quick and easy vegetarian dinner that’s perfect for Meatless Monday, our penne broccoli recipe is a quick weeknight dinner that will surely become a go-to favorite!
Cook penne and broccoli in the same pot, toss the hot pasta with Parmesan, lemon, butter and a bit of pasta water and you’ll have a saucy pasta dish.
Top with cooked chicken or shrimp for added protein and it becomes a hearty meal.
Add a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes for a kick of heat!
Broccoli Parmesan pasta, it doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this!
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- penne pasta
- grated Parmesan cheese
- butter, at room temperature
- kosher salt
- cracked black pepper
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Parmesan Penne & Broccoli
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- 8 ounces penne pasta
- 8 ounces broccoli florettes , 4 cups
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 Tbs. butter , at room temperature
- 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
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- Cook penne according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta water.
- Toss hot pasta and broccoli with Parmesan, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, cracked black pepper and reserved pasta water.
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