15 Minute Lemony Broccolini Pasta

Did you know that broccolini🥦 is great for your gut, skin, immunity, AND liver?! It contains high fiber content, is rich in beta-carotene (which the body converts into vitamin A), and contains vitamin C! This quick and easy recipe makes is easy to get all the goodness broccolini has to offer.


  • 1 pound casarecce or other short pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound broccolini, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • â…“ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the instructions on the package until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the broccolini and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Drain the pasta and then combine it with the sauce, tossing well to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with pine nuts and basil.
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