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Easy Lemon Pasta With Broccoli Recipe (Inside The Kitchen)

Lemon pasta with broccoli is a staple in my house. It’s super easy to throw together and gets the children eating vegetables without complaining. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 pound of pasta
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 steam bag of broccoli (and cauliflower mixed if you’d like)

Boil pasta as directed. Saute red onions with garlic, juice of one lemon and oil. Be sure to pick out the seeds. They are not pleasant to bite into.

After a few minutes add your tomatoes. If you LOVE tomatoes – be sure to add more.  Salt and Pepper.

While that’s working, steam your broccoli in microwave.

At this point you can add the chicken stock and the other lemon to your onion / tomato mix. Let it cook down for a few minutes.

When broccoli is done, add it to drained (cooked) pasta. Then add the tomato / onion sauce to the pan and toss. Salt and Pepper and top with Parmesan cheese if you’d like.

AND SERVE!! Talk about an easy pasta recipe, right? To see more ‘Inside the Kitchen’ recipes, click here.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. mmmm. I am printing this one out. Sounds good!

  2. Guess what was on the menu last night? Was in need of a quick dinner and this fit the bill. Delish!

  3. Vera,
    I literally e-mailed this link to my husband (who is the cook in our house) with this message: “can we have this for dinner tonight?” It sounds FANTASTIC!!!!

  4. Great! I was looking for some light post-Christmas meals for the family after eating so much over the last week. I’m going to make it this week.

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