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If you're looking for a simple weeknight pasta dish, look no further. This vegetarian dinner is done in only 20 minutes and packs plenty of broccoli along with creamy goodness thanks to mascarpone cheese and low-fat Greek yogurt.

EatingWell.com, November 2020


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and return to the pot.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broccoli, salt and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 3 more minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Whisk mascarpone, yogurt, garlic powder and the reserved pasta water together in a small bowl. Add to the pasta along with the broccoli mixture. Stir well to coat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/4 cups
562 calories; fat 36g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 343mg; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 7g; protein 16g; sugars 3g; niacin equivalents 5mg; saturated fat 16g; vitamin a iu 1962IU.