Broccoli Pasta With Lemon Oil

This pasta is quick and easy – perfect for a weekday night. Your kids will love the taste, and you can enjoy knowing that you’re providing a healthy meal for the whole family.

Servings: 4   |   Prep Time:  15 min   |   Cook Time: 30 min   |   Difficulty: Easy


  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1½–2 pounds fresh broccoli
  • 1 pound brown rice pasta
  • 3–4 cups spinach
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1–2 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan, plus more to garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil, to garnish
  • Fresh lemon wedges, to garnish


  1. In a large skillet or pot, bring salt and water to a boil.
  2. While water is heating, trim broccoli stems and florets into bite sized pieces.
  3. Once water is boiling, add noodles and boil on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, cover, and boil for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Take off heat and drain pasta and broccoli. Return pasta and broccoli to the pan and stir in spinach.
  6. Distribute Lemon oil to your pasta evenly (with a toothpick or by continuous stirring).
  7. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper to the butter and sauté for 1 minute.
  8. Turn off heat and continue stirring for 1–2 minutes, then add the mixture to your pasta.
  9. Stir 1 cup fresh Parmesan into your pasta and add a drizzle of olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with more cheese and fresh lemon wedges. Serve warm.


If you are having trouble with the pasta sticking together while cooking, add a splash of olive oil to the water.

We recommend the use of doTERRA essential oil in this recipe that is safe to ingest. Click here for purchase details.

recipe source: doTERRA