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)
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    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 A10%
    Vitamin C90%

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


    Sibley 2 days ago
    It was a really simple recipe. It smelled great and tasted great and my husband loved! Definitely would be something I’d make again.
    BoldLineCook 4 days ago
    Super delish and super easy! I had regular broccoli and dried basil. Still yummy!
    Stephanie T. 7 days ago
    Added mushrooms and spinach and asparagus but didn't have any basil. Was still delicious!
    Jessica Moreno 18 days ago
    Turned out amazing! Used sun-dried tomatoes instead and just added in some spinach. A great staple for an easy dinner.
    Sara Rodriguez a month ago
    It was really good.i would make it again
    Gina a month ago
    Really easy to make and it's very good. I added grilled chicken and made a larger batch, and I'll be saving this one to make again.
    Dana Davis a month ago
    Nearly as easy as putting a pizza in the oven. This is great if you’re not in the mood to cook but still want something yummy
    Sanchia Mulheran 2 months ago
    Great, easy to adjust as well. I'm a vegetarian but my family aren't, so was able to add cooked chicken in afterwards :)
    Elizabeth Acosta 2 months ago
    Added lemon garlic chicken, absolutely delicious.
    Britney Cook 2 months ago
    It was an awesome start to the recipe. I added thyme, spinach, mushrooms and a lot more seasonings. I will definitely be trying this again.
    Jess G. 2 months ago
    Loved it! Even my 2-year-old!
    Johnathan Walton 2 months ago
    i doubled the amount of penne and almost doubled the amount of pesto but it was amazing. i also forgot to put the basil in...
    Husband thought it was good, but wasn’t a fan of the lemon added with feta cheese. He felt it became too bitter. I had to agree with him. Will cut the lemon in half next time and see if that helps bring down the bitterness.
    Sarah Ryan 2 months ago
    We served this over arugula and it was devine!
    Emily 3 months ago
    turned out really good! I didnt make it the exact same as the recipe though. I subbed spinach for broccoli, parmasean cheese for feta and I added chopped up chicken breast! Would totally make this again (and would suggest anyone to try those substitutes). :)
    Bono 3 months ago
    Really enjoyed this. Accidentally made 16oz of pasta and so doubled I everything else since it only calls for 8oz of pasta. Lemon juice amount probably could gone without doubling, but overall super tasty and easy to make!
    Maureen 3 months ago
    Very good. Substituted spinach for broccoli. Paired well with salmon
    Jain 3 months ago
    Sooooo yummy! It’s nice having pasta that isn’t too saucy.
    Alex 3 months ago
    I LOVED this recipe! We substituted red peppers for the tomatoes, taste was on point! Paired with some baked ciabatta bread, this meal was filling without the “overly stuffed”, lethargic aftermath. Will definitely add to our favorites!
    mandy reckner 3 months ago
    Amazing!!!!! i didnt even add much basil,and used lemon juice from a bottle, it still turned out amazing,will be making this again!
    danielle g. 3 months ago
    it was just okay. nothing spectacular.
    Hannah Russell 4 months ago
    it turned out very good, I accidentally used blue cheese inside of feta cheese, but it still tasted very good.
    Alicia Eubanks 4 months ago
    Delicious! There were no leftovers I roasted my own tomatoes and it really made my recipe pop
    Angelina DuBois 4 months ago
    my family loved it! i replaced the broccoli with spinach :)
    Sydney Peacock 4 months ago
    Roasted my own tomatoes, tasted amazing. I’m a vegetarian but my friend added chicken and said it was as equally excellent.
    Robert C. 4 months ago
    Whole family liked it. also added spinach
    Abby Mae 4 months ago
    Delicious and really easy! Everybody liked it.
    Cath 4 months ago
    Had to substitute green beans for broccoli, but it still turned out really good.
    AJ 4 months ago
    added red bell pepper and shrimp. it was good
    Laurianne Gaillard 4 months ago
    It was so good!! The flavor and texture and just everything was there? I really recommend others to try this because it's so many flavors at once!