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Easy Lemon Garlic Pasta

Easy Lemon Garlic Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Pasta
Keyword lemon garlic, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 438 kcal


  • 1 box angel hair or spaghetti
  • 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


  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.