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pasta and broccoli with light olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese dressing on plate with parmesan chicken
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Healthy Pasta with Broccoli and Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with Broccoli side dish with light olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy, Light, Quick
Servings: 6
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life



  • 12 ounces pasta cooked
  • 3 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated


  • Cook pasta according to directions and drain. Set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, peel broccoli stem and chop into large pieces.
  • Heat olive oil in frying pan. Add broccoli and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir.
  • Add 1/2 cup of broth or water. Continue to cook until broccoli is fork tender.
  • Add pasta to frying pan, season with salt and pepper. Stir until heated through. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg