Yield: serves 6

Lemon Garlic Pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Lemon Garlic Pasta is an easy recipe that's ready in 30 minutes! Serve this flavorful pasta as a side dish or main course topped with chicken or fish.


  • ¾ pound angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper


  1. In large skillet on low heat, add oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Heat for several minutes, add lemon juice, vegetable broth and heavy cream. Allow to heat thoroughly, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Add parmesan cheese and allow to melt.
  3. Add cooked pasta, mix sauce thoroughly to coat the pasta. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Use a big skillet to make the sauce in. Then, when the pasta is done cooking, you can pop it all into the skillet and serve from there! My favorite skillet is a 12-inch Stainless Steel version, so fantastic for so many recipes!
  • If you don't have vegetable stock (and you're not a vegetarian), chicken stock works great in this recipe as well!
  • Use a good parmesan cheese, preferably shredded (not grated). The tanginess of the cheese really shines in this pasta dish.
  • To add more or less "heat" adjust the amount of red pepper flakes. My family likes just a pinch, but if you enjoy things a bit spicier, add more!
  • When I'm out of fresh garlic, I always have a jar of chopped garlic in my refrigerator. Perfect in a recipe like this one. If you're using the garlic from a jar, you'll need about 2 teaspoons to equal 4 cloves of fresh garlic.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 406mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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