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Broccoli, Garlic, and Lemon Penne
Pasta and frozen broccoli are excellent pantry items to have on hand because they don't need much help to turn into tasty sides like this. To make a meal of this, stir in a can of beans or leftover chopped chicken or pork from a previous dinner.
1/2 lb. penne pasta
5 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup olive oil
10 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Zest of 1 lemon
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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Broccoli, Garlic, and Lemon Penne

Broccoli, Garlic, and Lemon Penne

Broccoli, Garlic, and Lemon Penne
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  • Servings:4 (216 g)
  • Prep Time:25 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
1. Cook penne according to package directions. Two to three minutes before penne is ready, add broccoli to penne. Finish cooking and drain.
2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic until aromatic (1-2 minutes).
3. Add broth and boil until reduced by half (3-5 minutes). Stir in pasta, broccoli, and lemon zest and cook until coated with sauce (2-3 minutes). Season with pepper and serve warm, topped with cheese.