This easy one pot lemon garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal that’s ready in 30 minutes. This lemon pasta is packed with lemon juice and lemon zest.
This one pot lemon garlic pasta needs to be your DINNER tonight, especially if you are short on time!
It’s made with the most BASIC ingredients that you already have in your pantry.
You throw all the ingredients in ONE pot, cook for 20-25 minutes and have the most zesty pasta ever!
The wonderful lemon flavor makes this a great meal to make during Summer time.
The lemon flavor comes from TWO sources:
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
You can even add some shredded rotisserie chicken or some stir fried shrimp in this recipe and make it even more delicious!
I also like to add some herbs to really really enhance the flavor in this meal.
Here are some HERBS you can add:
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Lemon Garlic Pasta (One Pot Recipe)
This easy one pot lemon garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal that's ready in 30 minutes. This lemon pasta is packed with lemon juice and lemon zest.
- 1/4 cup butter unsalted
- 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger finely grated
- 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 cups water
- 16 oz spaghetti
- 1/2 cup cream cheese full fat
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp cilantro or parsley roughly chopped
In a nonstick pan, add butter, ginger and garlic and cook on medium heat until fragrant.
Add lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, water and mix everything together.
Add the spaghetti and mix again.
Cook without lid on medium heat until the water is almost evaporated. Make sure to stir often or else the pasta might stick to the pan.
When pasta is almost cooked, add cream cheese and mix together.
Remove pan from the heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Garnish with cilantro/ parsley and some lemon slices. Enjoy!
- If the pasta is not cooked through, add a little more water and cook for a bit longer.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. They can be reheated in the microwave.