Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts and Broccoli

Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts and Broccoli

A simple, yet nutritious meal.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Yield: 6 x approx. 1-1/4 cup servings

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  • 8 3/4 oz broccoli, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 13 oz penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sliced sweet red bell peppers


Steam broccoli in a steamer over boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and chop finely.

Heat the oil in the skillet. Fry chopped onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper until golden. Add cooked broccoli and pine nuts. Stir thoroughly and keep hot.

In the meantime, bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Cook the pasta as directed; drain. Stir the broccoli and pine nut mixture thoroughly into the cooked pasta.

Pile onto a heated serving dish. Garnish with sweet red pepper (or chopped tomatoes) for extra color. Serve immediately.


Use fresh spinach (1 large bunch, steamed or boiled and finely chopped) instead of broccoli; and chopped tomatoes instead of pine nuts.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 320 cals
Kilojoules 1,338 kJ
Fat 8.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 115 mg
Carbohydrates 51.6 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Total Sugars 3.6 g
Protein 10.3 g
Calcium 41.0 mg
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