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Lemon Broccoli with Eliche Pasta

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 Pack Perfetto eliche pasta
  • 3 L Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 530 gm Fresh broccoli
  • ¾ C Spinach
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Lemon zested
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Crushed red pepper
  • 1 C Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil to garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon wedges to garnish


  • 1.
    In a large skillet or pot, bring the salt and water to a boil.
  • 2.
    Add the Perfetto eliche and boil on high for 4 minutes. Add the broccoli, cover, and set a timer for 3 minutes.
  • 3.
    When the timer goes off, turn off the heat and drain the pasta using a lid or colander. Return to the pan and stir in the spinach.
  • 4.
    Sprinkle with lemon zest. Let it sit for a few minutes so the spinach wilts.
  • 5.
    Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt the 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  • 6.
    Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • 7.
    Turn off the heat and add 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Add the lemon butter to the pasta and stir.
  • 8.
    Stir in 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese. Add a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 9.
    Garnish with more cheese, fresh lemon wedges, and eat hot!

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