Broccoli, Garlic & Lemon Penne - 2 Guiding Stars
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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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 390; Total Fat 16g (21% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (15% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 4mg (2% DV); Sodium 190mg (8% DV); Total Carbohydrate 50g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 12g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Vitamin C 100% DV; Selenium 70% DV; Folate 70% DV.
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