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Healthy Lemon Broccoli Pasta

This pasta is one of my favorite summer time meals.  I have been a lover of lemons for some time now and the idea of mixing lemons with pasta falls in the middle of delicious and perfection for me. Did I mention this recipe is crazy easy to make! What makes it so easy?  Clean up! You only need one pot – no strainer needed!  It takes less than 20 minutes to whip together and always turns out delicious; great leftovers too.

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Healthy Lemon Broccoli Pasta

  • 29 oz Chicen Broth
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp gr lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 oz angel hair pasta
  • 3 c. Broccoli Florets (can be frozen)
  • 1 1/4 c. low fat or lite sour cream
  • 2 oz parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Combine and boil chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon rind and pepper.  Add Pasta and broccoli, simmer (without a lid) until noodles are cooked. Do not Drain!  Stir in  Sour cream and sprinkle with parmesan.

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Quick snapshot of the ingredients.  Feel free to use frozen broccoli – I usually do!

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Combine and boil chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon rind and pepper.

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A little peppah!

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Dont forget to rollout the lemon before you slice! (i forgot)  Makes it easier to juice.

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I usually juice the lemons over a separate bowl to prevent seeds from sneaking into the pasta.

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Once the water is boiling add the noodles.

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And lots of broccoli!

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Feel free to dress it up!  I added some chicken in this version.  Remember: you do not need to drain the broth!

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Once the noodles are cooked add the sour cream and parmesan cheese.

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Stir together and serve immediately!

 

This article has 1 comment

  1. Benita

    Hello!
    Found this recipe via pinterest and OMG- it’s delicious! I just made it for lunch and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream and threw in a bit more lemon.
    This is genius and doesn’t make me feel guilty for eating pasta!

    Thank you!
    B.

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