Lemon Garlic Pasta

Oh man, this is one delicious pasta!  I can’t even begin to tell you how quickly this pasta is gobbled up when it’s served at my house.

It has everything going for it. Carbs, olive oil, lemon, and garlic.  I mean YUMMMM!  Serious…YUM!

I’m not sure where this recipe originated from.  It came to my table via my dear friend Craig.

This is even more delish if you make the sauce ahead of time (a couple hours) and just let it sit covered at room temp.

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Lemon and Garlic Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 398 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Plus More for Pasta Water Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves Julienned
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Zest
  • 6-8 Garlic Clove Minced


  1. In a medium bowl, make the sauce by whisking together all ingredients excepts pasta.  Set aside.  Can be made ahead, refrigerated, and brought to room temp before using.

  2. Cook pasta, in well-salted water, until al dente.  Drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.  Add the sauce to cooked, warm pasta.  Toss and add the reserved pasta water.  Check to season and adjust as needed.  Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon and Garlic Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 18.8%
Calcium 20.9%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.