Lemon Pasta (Without Sauce)
When it comes to dinner time, the last thing that I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. That’s why I love meals that are quick, healthy but still taste delicious. This lemon pasta is exactly that. It’s made with really simple and wholesome ingredients and comes together in about 20 minutes.
There is no sauce in this lemon pasta, but is instead toss in extra virgin olive oil, fresh parsley, garlic and lemon juice. We will also reserve some of the pasta water from cooking the pasta in to toss the linguine with. This really mends all the flavors together and gives it a fresh but light flavor.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe. As always, if you enjoy it as much as I think you will, please don’t forget to snap a photo and tag me over on Instagram! I love seeing your re-creations and will always re-share when I can. Also, don’t forget to leave a comment and rating below (under the recipe card). Now, grab these simple ingredients and let’s get cooking!
Ingredients in Lemon Pasta
The ingredients in this Lemon Pasta are simple. You will only need about 9 ingredients, and no sauce!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Chopped Parsley
- Salt and Pepper
- Pasta Water
- Parmesan Cheese
- Linguine Pasta
How to make quick and easy lemon pasta
This pasta recipe will be the easiest one you’ll ever make! From start to finish the whole family will be enjoying this recipe in just about 20 minutes.
Start by boiling salted water in a large pot over high heat. Once boiling, add in your pasta of choice and cook al dante.
Once the pasta is al dante, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain the rest. Set the pasta aside.
Next, in a large sauté pan, add in EVOO and garlic. Heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add in the red pepper flakes, fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, pasta water and parmesan cheese. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
Add in the cooked linguine last and mix until sauce is well incorporated into the noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately and enjoy!
Pasta can be stored in an airtight container and enjoyed within 3 days. Best warmed up in the microwave. For best results, toss the pasta in EVOO after warming up to help add more “sauce” to the noodles.
Other Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes To Try:
If you’re looking for a few more quick and easy pasta recipes to try, then I encourage you to check out some of my favorite ones listed below!