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Gluten-Free Lemon Broccoli Penne Pasta

This delicious lemon, brocolli penne pasta recipe is equal parts savory and zesty.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 3 cups organic gluten-free penne pasta (my favorite is Jovial)
  • 4 tbsp organic, grass-fed ghee (can also use grass-fed butter, a vegan substitute or olive oil)
  • 2-3 cloves organic garlic, diced
  • 3-4 bunches organic brocolinni, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parmegiano regiano, grated (very important that the cheese is grated so it melts completely)
  • 1/3 cup pecorino cheese, grated
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil to top if desired


  • Begin heating water for pasta (will add pasta to boiling water once the brocolinni is cooking)
  • Pre-heat a large sauce pan on medium heat.
  • Place ghee in pan and allow to melt.
  • Add diced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add chopped broccolini and a layer of salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
  • While broccolini is cooking, cook pasta according to package (most gluten-free pastas only take about 8 minutes to cook). Be sure not to overcook the gluten free pasta!
  • Once broccolini is softened, remove from heat and add lemon juice.
  • Drain pasta and add hot pasta to the saucepan with the broccolini.
  • Add both cheeses to the saucepan and mix gently.
  • Once the cheese has melted spoon onto plates and top with a final dash of pepper and some basil!