Broccoli, Garlic & Lemon Penne

Number of Servings: 4 (202 g)
Active Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 25 min.
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.


  • ½ lb. penne pasta
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  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. Sauté 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.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 202 g

Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 43g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 114.6mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 480mg 10%
Vitamin A 146.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 86.5mg 100%
Vitamin E 2.5mg 15%
Vitamin K 8.4mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.6mg 50%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 7.4mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 286.3mcg 72%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 0.7mcg 4%
Chloride 91mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 214.1mg 15%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 56.3mg 15%
Zinc 1.5mg 10%
Selenium 41.3mcg 70%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.9mg 40%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.7mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Broccoli, Penne (semolina (wheat), Durum Flour (wheat), Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (iron), Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (water, Chicken, Rosemary Extract (antioxidant), Chicken Flavor, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder)), Olive Oil, Garlic, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Lemon Zest.

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