Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese


  • 8 oz of penne pasta (I used Trader Joe's High Fiber Pasta)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 5 cups broccoli florets (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 tsp. Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot add water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until done, about 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the broth, basil, black pepper, garlic and broccoli in a large skillet over medium heat bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
  3. Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Add cheese to the pasta mixture
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. Makes 4 servings, about 2 cups or so
  7. Calories per serving: 235, Fat: 2.5. Cholesterol: 5, Sodium: 138, Carbs: 40.3, Fiber: 8.5, Sugar: 3.3, Protein: 12

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