A great, flavorful pasta dish for the summertime when you don't want something heavy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. When garlic is tender, remove from skillet and set aside. Place the broccoli and carrot in the skillet, and cook 2 minutes, just until heated through.

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  • In a pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the penne pasta and heated crushed garlic clove. Cook for 5 minutes, or until pasta is almost al dente. Remove and discard garlic clove.

  • Transfer the partially cooked pasta and broth to the skillet. Mix in the peas. Cover skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes over medium heat, or until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender. Toss with the Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

346.9 calories; 14.9 g protein; 53.6 g carbohydrates; 8.8 mg cholesterol; 426.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
This was wonderfully delicious & simple! I didn't have a few ingredients so I made some substitutions. I used chicken broth instead of vegetable & I used angel hair pasta instea of penne. I also didn't have the parmesan but it was delicious without it. I finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil & a pinch of garlic salt. It was great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2006
Tasty but a little bland. Might want to experiment with some of your favored spices to liven it up a bit. Read More
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105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2006
This was wonderfully delicious & simple! I didn't have a few ingredients so I made some substitutions. I used chicken broth instead of vegetable & I used angel hair pasta instea of penne. I also didn't have the parmesan but it was delicious without it. I finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil & a pinch of garlic salt. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2006
Tasty but a little bland. Might want to experiment with some of your favored spices to liven it up a bit. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2006
If you don't have fresh veggies follow the recipe and add a package of frozen Italian mixed veggie to the recipe but make sure you blanch them first or pop them in the oven and roast them for a little while. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2009
This is a really great simple base recipe. I whipped this up for lunch today for me and my son (10 months) and it's especially nice to find something that we can both eat. I really like that everything is used (no water to dump out) and next time I think I might just mince the garlic and keep it in. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2009
This was a fast and easy dish to make. I added some spice cauliflower and canned mushrooms. Also put in some fresh baby leaf spinich right at the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
This is fantastic! I have made this twice now and love how flavorful it is without having it coated in red sauce. The parmesan puts this dish over the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
This is a yummy light dinner if your in the mood for pasta but don't want a heavy cream sauce. I add a little more parmesan and a few sprinkles of gorgonzola with ground pepper. Nice recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
I liked this recipe a lot because it was simple (with few ingredients) and relatively fast to prepare. I made it two days in a row once with vegetable bouillon and another with organic vegetable broth. Both times I felt the sauce came out too salty and it had kind of a weird aftertaste. Maybe it was from the broccoli? I also had to tweak the cooking times for the veggies a little bit so they didn't end up too mushy at the end. I would make this again with some variations and would try adding different veggies and low sodium vegetable broth. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2007
I used fresh snow peas instead and red pepper. Left the carrots out. Delicious. I'd make it again. Read More
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