Raise your hand if you hate doing dishes. (My hand is raised!) Most of us, at least all of us sane folk, don’t like doing dishes. Having a dishwasher is making my life so much better! But the fact remains — the less dirty dishes, the better. That’s why I tried out this dish that you make all in one pot!
This pasta and broccoli dish has a garlic lemon flavor that my husband loved. And I was all about the Parmesan cheese! So here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
First, boil the penne pasta for about six minutes. You want the pasta less than al dente. Add the broccoli florets and cook until the pasta becomes al dente.
Drain the pasta and broccoli.
While you are doing that, let your husband mince some garlic and zest some lemon. At least that’s what we did! 🙂
Add the garlic and lemon zest to the pot with your pasta and broccoli. Then add the fresh lemon juice. Add the extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep it on low so that all that warms up.
Stir it all up and then add lots of Parmesan cheese!
We added even more Parmesan cheese when serving. This is a healthy and filling dish that is easy to make!
- Half a box of penne pasta
- Half a bag of broccoli florets
- Two cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (or however much you want!)
- Boil penne pasta for 6 min, less than al dente
- Add in broccoli and continue cooking until pasta is al dente
- Drain pasta and broccoli
- Add minced garlic
- Add lemon zest
- Add lemon juice
- Add olive oil
- Add salt and pepper
- Stir together
- Add Parmesan cheese
This recipe has been linked up over at Good Tastes Tuesday. Check it out for even more delicious recipe ideas!