Lemon and Garlic Broccoli Pasta

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331 CALORIES 50g CARBS 10g FAT 13g PROTEIN
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This Lemon and Garlic Broccoli Pasta couldn't get any easier. It is ready in about 15 minutes and you probably already have everything you need to make it at home. Just start by boiling some pasta and adding the broccoli during the last few minutes of cooking. Then while the pasta does its thing, make a quick sauce using butter, olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest. Toss that with the pasta and broccoli and add some Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Dinner is served.

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Lemon and Garlic Broccoli Pasta

Lemon and Garlic Broccoli Pasta

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 8 oz. penne pasta (regular or whole wheat)
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 U cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 U lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan
  • 1 U Salt and fresh pepper

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Instructions

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1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli. Drain and set aside. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.

2

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, and Italian seasoning. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in pasta, broccoli, and Parmesan cheese. Add the pasta water a few tablespoons at a time, stirring until a thin sauce forms. Season well with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Serve with extra fresh lemon juice, Parmesan, and fresh herbs if desired.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 181mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 50g
17%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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Megan Eaton
August 10, 2016 - 04:05
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Super tasty and easy recipe! I should have added shrimp for more protein but will do for next time!
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