33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Seaside
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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


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Most helpful positive review

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.
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2018
Wayyyyyyyy too much lemon juice. Holy moly. I couldn't even eat it due to the lemon taste. My husband referred to it as lemon war head pasta. It may be better with less lemon juice but I won't be giving it another try.
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 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.
(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.
(8)
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.
(6)
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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.
(6)
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!!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2009
Enjoyed! Loved the lemoniness. Was a light easy meal. Next time I'm going to add more broccoli!
(3)
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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.
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2009
This was very easy to make. It had too much lemon for some family members but I loved the lemoniness. Next time I may add more broccoli and perhaps some other vegetables too like sauteed mushrooms and red peppers. Used veggie broth instead of chicken broth to make the recipe vegetarian friendly. Thanks!
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2010
Very tangy dish and tasty
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