Rotini with Broccoli Recipe -
Rotini with Broccoli Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Rotini with Broccoli

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"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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Original recipe makes 9 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2011

Loved it!!! I also added a can of drained chopped tomatoes -YUM! One of my favorite meatless dishes.. very filling.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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.

Sep 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.

Jan 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.

Jun 22, 2009

Enjoyed! Loved the lemoniness. Was a light, easy meal. Next time, I'm going to add more broccoli!

May 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!!

May 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.

Jan 25, 2013

Super fast and yummy! Everyone loved it. I didn't have any parmesean, but no one cared!


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  • Calories
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.7 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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