It seems like everyone has insane schedules these days! Quick and easy recipes are a key to getting everyone around the dinner table. This easy lemon garlic pasta is packed with flavor in an easy to follow recipe that is ready super fast.
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Ingredients for Easy Lemon Garlic Pasta:
1 box angel hair or other pasta
Salt and pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon zest
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
5 Tbsp butter
2 cups baby spinach, torn
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
2 tsp lemon juice
Let’s Make It:
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp salt and pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water and then drain pasta.
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and lemon zest. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper and cook for an additional minute.
3. Add butter to pan and, once melted, add baby spinach, pasta, reserved pasta water and lemon juice. Once spinach begins to wilt, stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
We will occasionally add shrimp or chicken to the pasta which is fabulous. If you decide to add some protein, just cook it prior to the step where you add the butter to the pan.
Since the stars of this dish are the lemon, garlic and cheese, be sure to get fresh whenever you can! It makes a big difference in the final flavor.
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