Zesty Lemon & Creamy Pasta with Tenderstem® broccoli, Broad Beans, Parmesan, Pine Nuts & Chilli

Zesty Lemon & Creamy Pasta with Tenderstem® broccoli, Broad Beans, Parmesan, Pine Nuts & Chilli

The sweet tang of the lemon in this vibrant pasta dish cuts through the richness of the creamy cheese sauce. The Tenderstem® broccoli and broad beans, alongside the garnish of pine nuts, add a delicious crunchy texture.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 603
  • Fat 20.3g Medium
  • Saturates 9.3g High
  • Carbs 68.6g
  • Sugars 7.8g Low
  • Fibre 12.7g
  • Protein 30.2g
  • Salt 1.4g Low
Try with Frozen Tenderstem®


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, adding the Tenderstem® broccoli for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.

  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, cook the broad beans according to the pack instructions. Drain then remove the skins from the broad beans, if desired. Add the broad beans to the pan of spaghetti for the last 30 seconds of the cooking time, just to reheat them.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the cream cheese with the garlic in a medium sized pan and stir until the cream cheese has melted and is smooth.

  4. Once the spaghetti, Tenderstem® broccoli and broad beans are ready, add 4-5 tbsp of the boiling water to the cream cheese to loosen the sauce. Next, add most of the parmesan, with the lemon zest and juice, chilli flakes (or chopped red chilli) and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.

  5. Drain the pasta, Tenderstem® broccoli and broad beans. Add to the cream cheese sauce and stir until everything is well coated.

  6. Serve the pasta in 2 bowls with the remaining parmesan, pine nuts and parsley.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.