Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

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"This pleasant pasta toss is delicious, simple to make and uses just one saucepan," writes Margaret Fuhrman of Erie, Pennsylvania. "My family and friends really like it, so I serve it often," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 238 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the broth, lemon juice and peel, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add pasta and broccoli. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain; stir in sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Broccoli Pasta in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p11

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myjoynotes User ID: 2393307 71709
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"Super easy and tastes great. I sometimes cube leftover chicken to add a little something extra to the dish."

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