This recipe combines fresh broccoli with the delicious and complementary flavors of lemon and garlic. Plus, it's fast and easy.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the broccoli, and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon; set aside. Stir the rotini into the same pot, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic and crushed red pepper for 1 minute. Stir in the broccoli, chicken broth, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the drained pasta; cook over low heat for 1 minute. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; 20.2 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. 60.7 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
Loved it!!! I also added a can of drained chopped tomatoes -YUM! One of my favorite meatless dishes.. very filling. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2009
It was good but too much lemon juice in the recipe for my taste. i think it would be better if there was less lemon juice maybe just 1/4 cup. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
Loved it!!! I also added a can of drained chopped tomatoes -YUM! One of my favorite meatless dishes.. very filling. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
Loved it!!! I also added a can of drained chopped tomatoes -YUM! One of my favorite meatless dishes.. very filling. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I make a similar dish--I use less lemon juice another can of chicken stock a can of diced tomatoes half an onion-diced along with alot of garlic adobo and my favorite blend of seasoning...Very delicious! You can use anykind of pasta-rotini bow ties penne doesnt work well with spaghetti though. I love this because its a ONE POT DISH!!! Check out my pic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
I was a little hesitant to try this recipe my husband and I aren't that big on pasta. But it was VERY good! I cut the recipe in half (as there's just the two of us) but used the full amount of garlic. I also added carrots sun dried tomatoes and lemon pepper. The lemon juice may be a bit strong if you don't normally like it but my husband "hates" lemon and LOVED this pasta. I will definitely be making again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2009
It was good but too much lemon juice in the recipe for my taste. i think it would be better if there was less lemon juice maybe just 1/4 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Fabulous!! Made it just as recipe said. Everyone in the family loved it and wanted seconds (5 of us). I think it is the first time my son ate all his broccoli and asked for more with out complaining once! Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I was looking for a quick easy and tasty meal using ingredients I already had and this recipe provided me with just that. I didn't have chicken broth so I used beef broth and it still came out great! I also added about 1/2 cup of of frozen corn for color. Thank you Seaside!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
Enjoyed! Loved the lemoniness. Was a light easy meal. Next time I'm going to add more broccoli! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2013
Super fast and yummy! Everyone loved it. I didn't have any parmesean but no one cared! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2010
This was okay but we probably wouldn't make it again. Read More
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