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Broccoli, almond and lemon penne

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to packet instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a separate pan of salted water to the boil. Add the broccoli and boil for 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Drain the broccoli into a colander.

  3. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and fry until it melts and begins to turn golden-brown.

  4. Add the almonds and breadcrumbs and heat until the breadcrumbs are golden-brown.

  5. Add the broccoli and stir well to coat in the almonds and breadcrumbs.

  6. Add the lemon juice and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  7. Add the cooked penne pasta and mix together well.

  8. To serve, spoon equal portions of the pasta and broccoli into bowls and garnish with freshly grated parmesan.


  • 300g/10oz dried penne pasta
  • 500g/1lb 2oz broccoli, cut into florets
  • 110g/4oz butter
  • 75g/3oz flaked almonds
  • 50g/2oz white breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • parmesan (or a vegetarian alternative), to serve

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