One-Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta - Fresh Dish Post from Price Chopper

One-Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta

June 20th 2017

The truth is...sometimes daily chores need to be easy to get them done. That includes dinner. We love this simple one-pot meal. It's inspired by Summer, the time of year when we don't want to warm up the house with an oven and our bodies seems to crave something a bit lighter. Add chicken, fish or other protein if desired. Watch our video recipe or find a printable version of One-Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta recipe here

One-Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta

A vegetarian dish featuring rotini pasta & broccoli seasoned with fresh garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes & Parmesan cheese.

 4-6 Servings
 20 Minutes 
 15 Minutes 

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh broccoli (trimmed) 
    1 pound (box) rotini pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter 
    2 large lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan, plus more to garnish 
    salt and pepper to taste 
    fresh lemon wedges, to garnish

  1. In a large skillet or pot, bring the salt and 3 quarts water to a boil.
  2. While the water is coming up to a boil, prepare your broccoli by trimming the stems and cutting the florets into similar sized pieces.
  3. Once water is boiling, add the rotini and boil on high for 4 minutes. Add the broccoli, and continue to boil for 3 minutes.
  4. When the timer goes off, turn down the heat, and drain the pasta. After drained, set aside rotini & broccoli.
  5. Using the same pot, heat to medium and melt 4 tablespoons butter.
  6. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper and saute for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  7. Turn off the heat and return rotini broccoli to the pan and stir.
  8. Add fresh lemon juice.
  9. Stir in 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste. Add lemon zest.
  10. Garnish with lemon wedges, more parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

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