Lemon and Garlic Pasta

Lemon and Garlic Pasta

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Serves: 6.

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Move over spaghetti night, this quick lemony pasta is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but nice enough for a dinner party. 


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 490 Sodium: 210mg
Fat: 22g Carbohydrate: 58g
Saturated Fat: 7g Dietary Fiber: 2g
Trans fats: 0g Sugars: 3g
Cholesterol: 25mg Protein: 15g


vitamin A
vitamin C



  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, zest and juice lemons; set aside.
  3. When cooked, drain pasta, reserving 1-1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water. Return pot to stovetop and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and garlic.
  4. Over medium heat, sauté garlic until fragrant. Add remaining olive oil, cream, lemon zest and 1 cup of reserved pasta water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add pasta, cheese and 1/4 cup lemon juice, tossing to combine. Add more pasta water and lemon juice, if desired. Season with salt and cracked black pepper, if desired.
  6. Divide into six portions and sprinkle with basil before serving.
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