Easy Broccoli Penne Pasta Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

| 9/4/2015 8:52:00 AM

Supper is on the table in less than thirty minutes with this tantalizing pasta recipe. Pair it with a crisp green salad and crusty bread and you have a meal for a king in a flash!

Broccoli penne on table.

Easy Broccoli Penne Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Makes 4 servings


• 1 pound whole-grain penne or other pasta
• 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
• 1 jar (8 ounces) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
• 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 12 large leaves fresh basil, very thinly sliced, or 2 teaspoons dried
• 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ
• Sea salt
• Freshly ground pepper

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the penne. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the penne is almost tender. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, until the penne is tender but firm and the broccoli is crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.