Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Bread Crumbs

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Breadcrumbs - this recipe is quick and easy and made entirely of pantry staples! It takes all of 15 minutes to whip up and the crispy lemon parsley bread crumbs make the pasta so deliciously different than your average spaghetti! 400 calories per serving

I might dream about dinner all day, but I’m not always great at planning for it. Most nights I arrive at 6:30 feeling pretty unprepared. It’s always then that I ask myself, On a scale of 1 to pathetic, how sad is the vegetable drawer right now? 

Extra pathetic.

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Breadcrumbs - this recipe is quick and easy and made entirely of pantry staples! It takes all of 15 minutes to whip up and the crispy lemon parsley bread crumbs make the pasta so deliciously different than your average spaghetti! 400 calories per serving

So you can imagine why some of my favorite recipes are meals I can throw together with whatever I have in the pantry (with or without fresh ingredients)!

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Bread Crumbs

This linguine with broccoli and crispy bread crumbs is just that — quick, delicious, and easy to prepare any night of the week. And it works with fresh or frozen broccoli, which saves you when your veggie drawer is at its lowest point (but don’t shame it!).

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Breadcrumbs - this recipe is quick and easy and made entirely of pantry staples! It takes all of 15 minutes to whip up and the crispy lemon parsley bread crumbs make the pasta so deliciously different than your average spaghetti! 400 calories per serving

All you need to do is boil the pasta, and in the meantime, toast up a flavorful bread crumb topping with panko, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley. In the last few minutes of boiling the linguine, add a head of chopped broccoli to the boiling water, which ups the fiber content and helps to bulk up each serving for a more filling meal. Toss the linguine and broccoli with olive oil, Parmesan, fresh basil, and top with the crispy lemon-parsley bread crumbs.

Crispy bread crumbs should always be on pasta — especially these ones, because they’re bright and refreshing, and just sincerely meant to be nestled into a dish with Parmesan cheese. This meal is yours on any weeknight, friends! 

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Breadcrumbs - this recipe is quick and easy and made entirely of pantry staples! It takes all of 15 minutes to whip up and the crispy lemon parsley bread crumbs make the pasta so deliciously different than your average spaghetti! 400 calories per serving

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Bread Crumbs

Makes: 4 Servings

Calories per serving: 401

Fat per serving: 14.5g

Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Bread Crumbs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry linguine
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted water, boil the pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat, add the breadcrumbs and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the breadcrumbs are golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and stir in half of the lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. In the last 2 minutes of boiling the pasta, use a ladle or a heat-proof measuring cup to scoop out ½ cup of the cooking liquid and set it aside. Add the broccoli to the pot with the pasta and let it boil until bright green and just tender, 2 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss to coat. Add the reserved cooking liquid and the remaining lemon zest and stir. Add the Parmesan cheese and the basil. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and top evenly with the breadcrumbs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information & Notes:

Nutrition Information for 1 Serving: Calories 401, Total Fat 14.5g, Sat Fat 3.3g, Carb 56.3g, Fiber 5.3g, Sugars 1.8g, Protein 14.4g

http://www.andiemitchell.com/linguine-with-broccoli-crispy-breadcrumbs-recipe/

 

photos by Ashley McLaughlin Photography

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8 thoughts on “Linguine with Broccoli and Crispy Bread Crumbs

  1. Rachel @ Bakerita

    I needed this post last night! This looks like a perfect quick last minute dinner – especially for someone as obsessed with broccoli with lemon and Parm as me. This is definitely getting printed to go in my last-minute dinners folder :)
    Also, I am LOVING your new book Andie! So gorgeous and so much deliciousness!

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  2. Wendy

    Oh Andie! This was delicious! I had a late afternoon library meeting that went until 8pm. I already had broccoli steamed. Came home, boiled some linguine fini, toasted my panko breadcrumbs with about 3 cloves of garlic, zest from 1 lemon and some of the lemon juice. Had some fresh Parmesan but only dried parsley and basil so used that instead. What a delicious meal! It has now become a new favorite. Thank you Andie! Keep fighting the battle….PS, I just watched your TED talk and loved it
    Wendy

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  5. Janet

    This has become a sort of stand-by quick evening meal on busy weekdays.. That the broccoli can be thrown right into the same pot to cook with the pasta was something of a revelation : ) This works well with frozen broccoli too, which is something I keep on hand. Thanks!

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