Lemon and Garlic Broccoli Pasta

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292 CALORIES 49g CARBS 14g FAT 11g PROTEIN
9
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(9 Old SmartPoints™)
(9 PointsPlus®)

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.

The Recipe
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. high fiber pasta
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 U cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 U lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • Salt and 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 garlic and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest. 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. Serve with fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292
Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 4g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 13mg
4%
Sodium 144mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 49g
17%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g

* 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™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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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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