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broccoli lemon pasta

One Pot Broccoli Lemon Pasta

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Pasta


This one pot broccoli lemon pasta recipe comes together with just a few minutes of prep and a handful of pantry staples.


  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 8 oz broccoli florets (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon┬áred pepper flakes
  • 1 oz parmesan cheese (about 1/3 cup shredded)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Check the pasta box to see the recommended time for cooking. You’ll be adding the broccoli into the same pot before the pasta finishes cooking.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta then reduce the heat to a simmer. When there are 4 minutes left of cooking for the pasta, add the broccoli and turn the heat up to high to bring the water back up to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until the broccoli is bright green and tender and the noodles are al dente.
  5. Drain the pasta and broccoli and add the butter to the warm pot.
  6. Add the pasta and broccoli back to the pot and toss with butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese.

Keywords: One Post Pasta