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Creamy beef, broccoli and lemon penne recipe

Creamy beef, broccoli and lemon penne recipe

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For a creamy pasta recipe that's healthy and easy-to-make, look no further than this zesty beef penne dish. With veg-packed mince, tender broccoli and a lemon yogurt sauce, it's a great way to reduce the amount of meat you're eating and get extra veg into your meals. What's more, it's ready in just 30 minutes, so perfect for busy weeknights when you're short on time. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 551 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 300g penne
  • 1 broccoli loose, florets quartered, stalk chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g pack lean beef, carrot and onion mince
  • 200g Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 5g fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil, roughly chopped (optional)

Perfect with:

Tesco 5% Lean Beef, Carrot And Onion MinceLean beef steak mince blended with carrot, onion and butternut squash Tesco 5% Lean Beef, Carrot And Onion Mince
Lean beef steak mince blended with carrot, onion and butternut squash
If you haven't got penne, try using fusilli or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 21%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 73.9g Protein 34.8g Fibre 9.3g


  1. Cook the pasta to pack instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 3 mins. Drain, reserving 150ml cooking water. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the mince and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 mins or until cooked through and starting to crisp.
  2. Stir the yogurt and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Set aside. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli to the mince and reduce to a low heat. Stir the reserved pasta cooking water into the lemon yogurt, then add this to the pasta. Cook for 1-2 mins until piping hot. Serve garnished with the lemon zest, black pepper and the parsley or basil, if using.

Tip: For a kick, add a pinch of crushed chilies to the sauce when adding the broccoli.

Find our how to get more veg into your meals here.

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

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