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Recipe: Rotini with Broccoli

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

Rotini With Broccoli Ingredients

  • 1? cups chopped fresh broccoli

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta

  • cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • cup lemon juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make Rotini With Broccoli

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Rotini With Broccoli Nutritions

  • Calories: 470.5 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 60.7 g

  • Cholesterol: 2.9 mg

  • Fat: 20.2 g

  • Fiber: 3.2 g

  • Protein: 12 g

  • SaturatedFat: 3.3 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 63.7 mg

  • Sugar: 3 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Rotini With Broccoli Reviews

  • Loved it I also added a can of drained chopped tomatoes -YUM One of my favorite meatless dishes.. very filling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I was a little hesitant to try this recipe, my husband and I arent that big on pasta. But it was VERY good I cut the recipe in half (as theres 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 dont normally like it, but my husband "hates" lemon and LOVED this pasta. I will definitely be making again.

  • Very tangy dish, and tasty

  • 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.

  • I was looking for a quick, easy and tasty meal using ingredients I already had and this recipe provided me with just that. I didnt 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

  • Enjoyed Loved the lemoniness. Was a light, easy meal. Next time, Im going to add more broccoli

  • 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

  • Really easy, and better yet EVERYONE including my fussy 6 and 8 year old girls loved it. YUM

  • This was okay, but we probably wouldnt make it again.

  • Made this as written and ended up eating most all of it on my own. Not a recipe that will blow someone away or even have them asking for seconds. Going to search for better ways to use fresh broccoli.

  • This was O.K. Next time I will use half the lemon juice, double the Parmesan cheese, and double the broccoli. I added about a teaspoon or two of basil. To sum it up, its just okay.

  • Just made this for supper. Used cream of mushroom soup and dropped the parmesan chees. Delicious

  • Super fast and yummy Everyone loved it. I didnt have any parmesean, but no one cared

  • Personally my husband and I didnt care for that amount of lemon in the dish. I would had cut that to half they said to put in.

  • This was good, light and tasty. But it definitely needed more broccoli and less olive oil.

  • I made this tonight basically according to recipe. I did use less lemon and more garlic. I also used tri- color rotini to entice my 4 year old grandson who only likes pasta with red sauce. He ate 3 helpings Everyone else enjoyed it as well

  • I loved this dish. I prepares it as written except I had the pepper flakes on the side. The lemon makes the dish, the acid is a nice compliment to the cheese. Next time I will add more broccoli and chicken or shrimp.

  • This was so delicious.I added shrimp to this dish and it was a big hit.

  • Wayyyyyyyy too much lemon juice. Holy moly. I couldnt 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 wont be giving it another try.

  • Sauce was all runny but very good thanks

  • I just made it and theres WAY too much pasta... only 1/2 of a 16 oz box of rotini would be needed here, but I followed the recipe and used the entire box, not realizing til the skillet was overflowing that there was too much (and I used my huge skillet). Didnt want to waste it so added more brocolli and parmesan.

  • Im a new cook found it pretty easy to make. Lets see what the troops have to say about the taste.

  • An easy and original side dish. I thought it might be a bit bland, it wasnt very flavourful, and highlights the noodle.

  • Omitted the lemon juice and added some diced chicken breast and it was lovely

  • Used very little lemon after the many reviews since I am not that fond of lemon. Did not change anything else.

  • A little on the bland side, and too lemony

  • I liked it and i will do it again just next time less lemonjuice and i think i will add tomatoes to it as well

  • Quick and Easy Flavors blended great Trying to get my family away from cream soups and sauces and this worked well for this. I Will Definitely make this again

  • We loved it its easy and tasty. Although I would add much more broccoli next time

  • Oh my gosh, my kids LOVED this meal It was simple, straightforward and a casual way of getting a healthy vegetable into the little ones too. This recipe will definitely be a part of my rotation now. Thank you, thank you

  • I wanted to like it but I followed the recipe exactly and it had waaayyyyh to much lemon juice in it. Came out tasting like salad. I always try to follow a recipe perfectly before I tweak it but this one is gonna need some changes in the measurements in order for it to be a good stand alone. Plus I have picky school age eaters.

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