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Creamy Broccoli Pasta

With simple ingredients that kids and parents will enjoy, this quick and easy family dinner is ready to go into regular rotation.

– Pasta – Broccoli florets – Garlic powder – Ricotta cheese – Fresh lemon (optional) – Parmesan cheese (optional)

Ingredients Needed:

Add the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, Parmesan cheese, and ¼ cup cold water to blender. Blend smooth. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Step 1.

Add the broccoli for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain.

Step 2.

Add the cheese mixture to the pot. Use a spatula to toss the pasta until coated, adding a little of the reserved pasta water at a time until a smooth, but thick sauce forms.

Step 3.

Transfer pasta to a large bowl and top with additional cheese to serve—if desired. Save any remaining pasta cooking water to add moisture when reheating the pasta.

Step 4.

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Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a heat-safe bowl or plate to serve.