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from "The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook" by Colleen Doyle and Jeanne Besser

For quicker prep, buy bagged broccoli florets. For more cheese flavor and fewer calories, grate your own Parmesan cheese with a Microplane grater, a small-holed handheld grater. It produces a finer shred, so you get more coverage with less cheese.

Broccoli is high in folic acid, vitamins C and K, and fiber. It's also one of the richest vegetable sources of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Prep time: 15 minutes or less
Total time: 30 minutes or less

Serves 4

1/2 pound penne pasta
5 cups broccoli florets or 1 (12-ounce) bag broccoli florets
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Prepare penne according to package directions for al dente (just firm). Two to three minutes before penne is ready, add broccoli. Finish cooking, drain, and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Sauté the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, or until aromatic and beginning to color.

Add broth and bring to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half, stirring frequently. Add pasta, broccoli, and lemon zest and cook until coated with sauce. Season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl and top with cheese.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories 395, Calories from Fat 155, Total Fat 17.0 g, Saturated Fat 3.0 g, Trans Fat 0.0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 10.7 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 135 mg, Total Carbohydrate 50 g, Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 13 g

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  De Cecco Penne - $2.59/ea
  FreshDirect Broccoli Florets - $6.99/ea
  Imagine Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth - $3.99/ea
 32fl oz
  Lemons - $0.79/ea Save! 4 for $3.00
Parmigiano-Reggiano, Aged 2 Years - $18.99/lb
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  Bel Aria Extra-Virgin Olive Oil - $11.29/ea
 34fl oz
  Garlic - $3.99/lb
  Gefen Ground Black Pepper - $2.69/ea
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