Artichoke and broad bean penne

Artichoke and broad bean penne
  • 0:30 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Advanced

Packed with veggies, this low-fat pasta dish makes a simple and satisfying midweek meal.

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  • 300g penne rigate
  • 4 globe artichokes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups (500ml) Massel vegetable liquid stock
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 drained anchovies, chopped
  • 500g tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen broad beans, thawed, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh continental parsley, torn
  • Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Shaved parmesan, to serve


  • Step 1
    Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and return to the pan.
  • Step 2
    Use a small knife to cut away the hard outer leaves of the artichokes. Cut into quarters and rub with lemon juice. Remove the furry centre of each quarter and add to a saucepan with the stock and remaining lemon juice. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for until tender. Set aside and reserve 1/4 cup (60ml) of the cooking liquid.
  • Step 3
    Spray a large, deep frying pan with olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook for until soft. Add the anchovies and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and reserved stock. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until thickens. Add the artichokes and broad beans and heat through.
  • Step 4
    Add the tomato mixture and parsley to the pasta and toss until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with shaved parmesan.

  • High carb
  • High fibre
  • Low fat
  • Low kilojoule
  • Low sugar


  • 1548 kj


  • 3g

    Fat Total

  • 16g


  • 17g


  • 4mg


  • 781.45mg


  • 6g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 60g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve
  • Author: Kim Meredith
  • Image credit: John Paul Urizar
  • Publication: Fresh Living



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