ZENB Penne with Rapini, Toasted Garlic, & Chiles


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 13 minutes

TOTAL TIME 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 531g
Servings: 4

Calories: 430

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat9g12%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Dietary Fiber17g61%
Total Sugar3g
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 403mg 30%
Iron 9mg 50%
Potassium 1133mg 25%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


Featuring Rapini, a relative of broccoli, this meal delivers a delicious dose of vegetables to enjoy with your ZENB Penne Pasta. Not only will you enjoy the taste, you'll also love that this dish is low calorie, low fat, a good source of fiber, and a good source of vitamin A.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 bunches rapini (about 2 pounds), washed, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 small lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided



Cook pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Meanwhile, heat oil, garlic and red pepper in large pot on medium heat. Cook, 2-3 minutes or until edges of garlic begin to brown. Add rapini, reserved pasta water and salt to pot; toss gently. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bright green and tender-crisp. Stir in pasta; cook 1-2 minutes until heated through.


Remove pan from heat; add lemon juice and 1/4 cup cheese. Mix gently until well combined. Serve sprinkled with remaining cheese.

Tasty Tips

Rapini, a relative of common broccoli, is also sold under the name broccoli rabe. It is a hearty green with thick edible stems and a pleasantly bitter bite.

For extra richness, drizzle each serving with additional olive oil before serving.

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