20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

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  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne
  • 2 cups baby broccoli
  • roasted tomatoes (1 cup oven, I used Kirkland brand and rinsed excess oil)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon
  • fresh basil (cut into ribbons)

NutritionView more

Sodium5% DV125mg
Fat4% DV2.5g
Protein22% DV11g
Carbs16% DV48g
Fiber28% DV7g
Calories240Calories from Fat25
Total Fat2.5g4%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat25
Total Carbohydrate48g16%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Krys 3 days ago
Loved the concept but I did switch it up a bit. I roasted my own cherry tomatoes with some olive oil on 375 degrees along with some fresh garlic, when my garlic was roasted I removed it and added fresh mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, salt and pepper to the tomatoes and continued to roast in the oven. I cooked chicken (cut in cubes) with juice from a half of lemon, lil chicken broth, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper. Before chicken was cooked through I removed it from the pan added it to my veggies in the oven to finish cooking. In my pan that had the chicken I added a lil butter once melted I added chopped shallots, cooked until soft, added my roasted garlic stirred until garlic was blended, added the pesto stirred until heated, added the remaining juice from my half of my lemon stirred until well blended, turned off the heat added 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream, stirred until completely mixed. Took my chicken and veggies out to let rest, rinsed my cooked penne pasta with cool water, drained well. added cooked pasta to a big bowl, added chicken & veggies, added my sauce and tossed. Once plated I added the feta cheese. It was a big hit!
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Shannon Kay 5 days ago
I like how the broccoli broke up after mixing it in with the pasta. Overall great tasting dish.
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Hank Young 6 days ago
Turned out well! I needed to add a bit more to it like chicken and mushrooms though.
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Bethany 12 days ago
Quick, tasty, and great with chicken and mushrooms!
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Kelly V. 13 days ago
Lots of flavor, will make again. I cut and cooked 2 chicken breast and added to the recipe.
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Estefania P. 15 days ago
I deviated a little from the recipe and it still turned out amazing.
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good one. added a few slices sweet pepper
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Natalie D. 4 Dec 2018
added mushrooms, was easy and tasty
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Zach E. 25 Nov 2018
Delicious. Pretty easy and one of the first cooking ventures I’ve taken.
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Jess 19 Nov 2018
Super easy, super tasty, definitely will make again! I did add chicken and mushrooms. Just sautéed them with garlic and a bit of the tomato juice while noodles boiled : )
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KarrenRose 16 Nov 2018
Loved it! Very good and simple to make.
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Nyssa Bowen 13 Nov 2018
My hubby really loved it, but in my opinion it was too dry.
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N J. 30 Aug 2018
Easy and delicious! Made it without basil and was still great. Will try substituting buffalo mozzarella for feta next time too
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Anderson 25 Jul 2018
really good, added fried tofu, turned out yummy!
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Kate C. 19 Jul 2018
Great recipe and so easy to make! Added some chicken italian sausage to give it some protein. My husband loved it!
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Douglas 12 Jul 2018
Doubled it and used chicken instead of brocolli (cooked it before) tasted great!
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Amelia Yean 17 Jun 2018
great, i used all the lemon and it ended up wonderful!
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Sean B. 3 Jun 2018
Delicious and so lite, I love it!
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Jackett 27 May 2018
wish it had little more flavor
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Rodriguez-Delaney 24 May 2018
Real good, used fire roasted tomatoes instead
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Kendra Christiansz 14 May 2018
It was pretty good, i think it needed a little bit more flavour so i added a bit more garlic
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Helloooo 10 May 2018
This was delicious! REALLY easy to do!
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Myron 8 May 2018
It was good, easy and quick.
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CharLinda B. 28 Apr 2018
I enjoyed the dish. However the flavor was a little mild. But to be fair it could have been my feta. I will make it again with a little twist.
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Sophie 24 Apr 2018
Nice, I added pine nuts which worked well.
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Robyn 23 Apr 2018
Delicious and quick. Perfect for a weeknight dinner
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Kim 16 Apr 2018
eh not a fan too lemony for my tatse
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Ariah and Karthik 13 Apr 2018
Easy to make. Good good
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kelly 12 Apr 2018
light and fresh pasta
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ellen 12 Apr 2018
delicious! I added spinach as well. yummm