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Easy Pasta in Lemon Sauce
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Easy Pasta in Lemon Sauce

This delicious and Easy Pasta in Lemon Sauce is friendly to the Mediterranean diet. It can be made vegan or low in carbs as well
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Search Result: easy, lemon, Mediterranean Diet, Pasta
Servings: 8
Servings: 1g
Author: Food, Wine, and Love


  • Pasta one pound cooked according to the directions on the package. That is in most cases one box of pasta.
  • Olive Oil – ½ cup divided.
  • Broth– ½ cup. Any flavor is fine. Alternatively you can use leftover water used to boil your water in.
  • Lemon Juice– 2 -3 tablespoons. That is about one- two average sized lemon juiced. You could increase this up to ½ cup depending on how fond you are of lemons.
  • Minced Garlic – 1 teaspoon. That is about one clove.
  • Chopped Herbs- ¼ cup. Such as basil and or oregano.
  • Seasonings as desired. This can include Italian Seasonings Salt, and/or Pepper.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese– ½ cup. Can omit.


  • Start by cooking the pasta as directed on the package or to your preferences. Drain and toss the pasta in a quarter cup of the olive oil. Reserve a cup of the water for possible later use. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.
  • For the sauce, over medium heat in a small or medium saucepan, combine together the remaining olive oil, broth, lemon juice, minced garlic, and any seasoning as desired. Heat this for 10 minutes or as needed to heat, adding additional liquid if desired to thin it out.
  • Toss the pasta in the heated sauce, adding the sauce in small amounts at a time (¼-1/3 cup at a time) until you reach your desired consistency for serving. You do not have to use up all of the sauce.
  • Top with the herbs and cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, while you could make this recipe using Fettuccine pasta, there are other pasta options. You could easily make this recipe using spaghetti type noodle such as Angel Hair) or using a shorter noodle, such has Farfalle.

I also suggest some ways to personalize this recipe to your taste.

For example, instead of broth, add heavy cream or Greek Yogurt to make this a creamy pasta recipe instead (or you can go half and half with the ingredients). Another great idea, in my opinion, would be to sub in some wine for the broth (white, such as chardonnay) works best).
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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