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Penne with Blue Cheese and Broccoli Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne with Blue Cheese and Broccoli recipe? Learn how to make Penne with Blue Cheese and Broccoli using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by greenlakepilates

Makes 6 servings



Heavenly but with a good dose of nutrition!

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Blue Cheese and Broccoli

12 oz Barilla Plus Penne
2 t Olive Oil
2 t garlic, minced
1/4 t red pepper flakes
500 g broccoli
1 salt and pepper
6 oz blue cheese, crumbled
2 T parmesan cheese
2 t dried basil

Recipe Directions for Penne with Blue Cheese and Broccoli

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, stirring 30 seconds. Add broccoli with water still clinging to the florets. Sprinkle with salt, cover and cook about 4-5 minutes, until broccoli is just tender when pierced. Transfer to a bowl. Chop the broccoli coarsely using a fork and small paring knife.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta. Put back in the hot pan.

  3. Add the broccoli, blue cheese, grated parmesan, basil, pepper, and enough reserved cooking water to make a moist, creamy sauce. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 172.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
353
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
474mg
20%
Potassium
344mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
45.1g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.2g
25%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
19.2g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 124%
Calcium 23% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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