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Garlic Broccoli Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

"This recipe takes under a half-hour to fix and makes a great weeknight entree or side dish," suggests Michele Thompson of Santa Clarita, California. "It's one of my 4-year-old's favorites. He calls the broccoli and pasta combination 'noodles and trees'."

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place broccoli in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender. Drain pasta; add to saucepan and toss to coat. Add the broccoli, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 391mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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