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Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $0.64

$0.64 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 healthy side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:94%

Spoonacular Score: 94%

 

The recipe Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese can be made in approximately approximately 45 minutes. This recipe serves 4 and costs 64 cents per serving. One serving contains 269 calories, 13g of protein, and 2g of fat. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It works well as a very affordable main course. It is brought to you by Foodista. If you have penne pasta, ground pepper, garlic, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Overall, this recipe earns an outstanding spoonacular score of 94%. Try Cheesy Broccoli Penne Pasta, Whole Wheat Penne Pasta With Broccoli Rabe & Sausage, and Broccoli And Cheese Penne for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
8 oz
8 oz penne pasta
penne pasta
4 cups
4 cups water
water
1 cup
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth
5 cups
5 cups frozen broccoli florets
frozen broccoli florets
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps basil leaves
basil leaves
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground pepper
ground pepper
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
8 tsps
8 tsps parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
8 oz penne pasta
8 oz
penne pasta
4 cups water
4 cups
water
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 cup
low sodium chicken broth
5 cups frozen broccoli florets
5 cups
frozen broccoli florets
0.5 Tbsps basil leaves
0.5 Tbsps
basil leaves
0.25 tsps ground pepper
0.25 tsps
ground pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
8 tsps parmesan cheese
8 tsps
parmesan cheese

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot


Instructions

In a large pot add water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until done, about 6 minutes. 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. Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Add cheese to the pasta mixture Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings, about 2 cups or so 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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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.64
Ingredient
8 ounces penne pasta
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
5 cups frozen broccoli florets
½ Tbsps basil leaves
¼ teaspoons ground pepper
2 cloves garlic
8 teaspoons parmesan cheese
Price
$0.49
$0.72
$1.00
$0.05
$0.01
$0.13
$0.17
$2.58

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
268 Calories
12g Protein
2g Total Fat
51g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
268
13%

Fat
2g
3%

  Saturated Fat
0.64g
4%

Carbohydrates
51g
17%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
1mg
0%

Sodium
103mg
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
12g
25%

Vitamin C
101mg
124%

Vitamin K
117µg
112%

Selenium
39µg
56%

Manganese
0.8mg
40%

Phosphorus
216mg
22%

Folate
82µg
21%

Fiber
4g
19%

Potassium
547mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
15%

Copper
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin A
742IU
15%

Magnesium
58mg
15%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.19mg
11%

Calcium
102mg
10%

Iron
1mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.92mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
9%

Vitamin E
0.96mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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