Lemon Dijon Pasta

This pasta dish makes a quick addition to your supper and is not high in sodium. You can substitute any pasta for the rotini. It makes a great accompaniment to grilled steak or roast.
  • 5 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried rotini pasta
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

Cook pasta according to package directions and add broccoli during last 5 minutes of cooking. Rinse with hot water and drain.

In a 3-quart saucepan, melt margarine until sizzling; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth and bubbly (about 1 minute). Gradually stir in milk and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil (about 4 to 6 minutes). Continue boiling 1 minute, then remove from heat. Add onion and lemon juice to sauce and stir. Immediately add pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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