This roasted, dairy-free, low caloric, spicy broccoli pasta topped off with a lemon breadcrumb flavor bomb is a quick and easy dish the entire family will love. How easy? Well, all you need to do is roast your broccoli and seasoning for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook your pasta and combine your flavor bomb ingredients. That's it. Simple and straightforward!

Spicy Broccoli Pasta with Lemon Breadcrumb [Vegan]

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Broccoli Pasta

  • 2 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces pasta

Lemon Breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Zest from one lemon (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Toss the broccoli with the oil (if using), salt, pepper and cumin seeds. Place on a rimmed backing she and roast until tender and browned at the edges, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to a boil
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  4. In a small bowl stir together the breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt and ground black pepper.
  5. Toss cooked pasta with broccoli. Sprinkle generously with the breadcrumbs. Taste for seasoning.
  6. Optional: Drizzle with a little olive oil and place under the broiler until topping is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.