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a bowl with lemon pasta, a fork and a spoon.

Lemon Pasta

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Perfect lemon pasta that is made with simple ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.


  • 12 oz spaghetti (340 g)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. When the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a wok or a large pan over medium to high heat and drizzle olive oil.
  4. When hot, add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Then, add the spaghetti, lemon zest, parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Toss everything to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.


Use your favorite pasta: We’ve used tagliatelle pasta, but any pasta works with this recipe, so feel free to use your favorite one!

Don’t overcook the pasta: Good pasta is cooked to al dente! Keep an eye on it, and don’t let it get too soft.

Storing tips: Store this lemon pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Keywords: lemon pasta, lemon garlic pasta