Lemon Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Lemon broccoli pasta made with lemon essential oil is a healthy and delicious dinner for the whole family

This pasta is quick and easy—perfect for a weekday night. This recipe also contains Lemon essential oil, which naturally cleanses and detoxes the body and aids in digestion.* Your kids will love the taste!  OK, let's be honest, maybe not the taste of the broccoli.  Good luck there.  But at least you can enjoy knowing that you're providing a healthy meal for your family.

Ingredients
3 quarts water
2 tablespoons salt
1½–2 pounds fresh broccoli
1 pound of your favorite type of pasta
3–4 cups spinach
4 tablespoons butter
1–2 drops Lemon oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup fresh Parmesan, plus more to garnish
Salt and pepper
Olive oil, to garnish
Fresh lemon wedges or halved cherry tomatoes, to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or pot, bring salt and water to a boil.
  2. While water is heating, trim broccoli stems and florets into bite sized pieces.
  3. Once water is boiling, add noodles and boil on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, cover, and boil for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Take off heat and drain pasta and broccoli. Return pasta and broccoli to the pan and stir in spinach.
  6. Distribute Lemon oil to your pasta evenly (with a toothpick or by continuous stirring).
  7. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper to the butter and sauté for 1 minute.
  8. Turn off heat and continue stirring for 1–2 minutes, then add the mixture to your pasta.
  9. Stir 1 cup fresh Parmesan into your pasta and add a drizzle of olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with more cheese and fresh lemon wedges or halved cherry tomatoes. Serve warm.

Tips: If you are having trouble with the pasta sticking together while cooking, add a splash of olive oil to the water.

Leave me your comments and feedback if you make this! I'd love to see your dinner creations.


Before You Go, Check out Some of these Additional Posts on How to Use Essential Oils

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