Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.

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Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook 5 minutes. Add broccoli and cook until pasta is just under al dente and broccoli is crisp-tender and bright green, 3 to 4 minutes more. Drain, then add pasta and broccoli back to pot.

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  • Toss with garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice, and cheese. Serve, topped with more cheese.

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