Penne with Broccoli, Garlic and Tomatoes

Ingredients: (Serves four)

  • ½ pound of penne pasta
  • 5 cups of broccoli
  • 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 10 cloves of garlic (sliced thin)
  • ½ cup of low sodium, chicken or vegetable broth
  • Zest of one lemon (grated)


  • Cook the pasta as directed adding the broccoli a few minutes prior to completion of cooking. Drain pasta, broccoli and set aside.
  • Sauté the sliced garlic and oil for two minutes (until it starts to color) in a skillet over a medium heat.
  • Pour in the broth and let boil. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by about half (make sure to stir regularly to keep garlic from sticking to pan).
  • Add the pasta, broccoli, tomatoes and lemon zest and stir through until heated.

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