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lemon pasta

Lemon Pasta // Pasta al Limone

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Quick and easy to make, this simple lemon pasta recipe is the perfect light dinner idea with an Italian twist. Made with fresh lemon, garlic, black pepper, and parmesan, this vegetarian spaghetti is filled with flavors.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x




  1. Firstly, cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted water according to package instructions until al dente.
  2. Then, drain them, reserving ½ cup of the cooking pasta water.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic, parsley, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Let them cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cooking pasta water and parmesan cheese (optional) and stir them. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  5. Combiner the cooked spaghetti with the pasta sauce and toss until well coated.
  6. Serve with extra parsley and parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian