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Lemon Broccoli Pasta

Lemon Broccoli pasta is a quick, easy dinner recipe that’s healthy, too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 369kcal


  • 12 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free pasta about 8 cups cooked
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (6 ounces)
  • 3 tbs olive oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • tbs maple syrup
  • ¼ cup diced walnuts or pine nuts
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Boil the pasta according to the package directions, Drain and set aside.
  • Pour ¼ cup water into a large skillet. Add the broccoli to the skillet, cover it, and steam the broccoli over medium high heat for 1 minute. Remove the top and cook over medium heat for another minute to remove most of the water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the red pepper to the skillet. Saute the broccoli and red pepper (covered) over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dried tomatoes, lemon juice, lemon zest, maple syrup, and last tablespoon of olive oil. Stir everything together and cook for another minute.
  • Add the pasta to the skillet, stir, and heat over medium low for 30 seconds to combine the flavors.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with nuts and grated Parmesan.


Calories: 369kcal