Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe

Keep this Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe for a simple dinner idea or filling side dish.  Pasta tossed with lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan and roasted garlic.

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It is time to take a break from the dessert recipes.  Between the holiday treats and Valentine’s Day desserts, WonkyWonderful has been looking like a dessert blog lately!

So it is time for some pasta! {When is it not time for pasta!?!}

This Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe is simple and comforting.  Two of my favorite things: Lemon and Roasted Garlic.  Because why would you eat garlic any other way?

If you have not tried roasted garlic, check out my post on How To Roast Garlic.  It is, dare I say, life changing! {the roasted garlic, not my post}

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If you are in the mood for a delicious pasta dish with simple flavors, this is it.  Recipes don’t have to be complicated to be tasty.

Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - Roasted Garlic - Red Pepper - Olive Oil - Noodles - Side  Dish - wonkywonderful.com

This pasta dish is fantastic as is.  Or dress it up a bit with some roasted chicken, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, shrimp or fresh vegetables.

An easy dinner idea that can be made quickly.  Especially if you already have roasted garlic hanging out in your refrigerator.

If not, it doesn’t take long to lightly roast the garlic.  Pop it in the oven right when you get home from work.  Then do your after work routine {change clothes, check facebook, crack open a beer, whatever}.  The garlic can be ready in about 30 minutes!

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Lemon Garlic Pasta
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Head of Garlic (10-15 cloves)
  2. 1/4 Cup Olive Oil (good quality)
  3. 4-5 Tb Fresh Lemon Juice (1 large or 2 small lemons)
  4. Lemon Zest
  5. Pinch of Salt
  6. 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (or more if you like spicy)
  7. 1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta - cooked
  8. Fresh Grated Parmesan
Instructions
  1. Place peeled garlic cloves in an oven safe dish, drizzle with olive oil and cover with foil. Oven roast at 400° for 30-40 minutes (until lightly golden browned). Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then chop.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Feel free to use a different type of pasta if you prefer.
  3. In a large sauté pan over medium/low heat - heat the olive oil and chopped garlic for 4-5 minutes while stirring.
  4. Add the lemon juice and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low - add the salt and red pepper flakes.
  6. Add the cooked pasta and toss with the lemon garlic sauce until fully coated.
  7. Transfer to serving dishes and top with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, fresh grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (optional).
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Comments

  1. Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. Honestly, this is my favorite way to eat pasta!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Truth. I love when recipes have only a few ingredients … I’m lazy like that. Have a great weekend, Tanya!

  2. This is my kind of pasta dish! Love roasted garlic and lemon together!

  3. You are so right… roasted garlic is life-changing! SO good! Love the idea of lemon with it. YUM!

  4. I love the simplicity of this pasta dish.
    So light and yet fulfilling for a super easy dinner
    thats simply delicious. Roasted garlic is almost like the butter
    to this dish….oh so good!

  5. Your pasta looks wonderful and sounds so fresh! I love using simple ingredients to create great flavor, those are always the best dishes! This sounds delicious!

  6. How many serves would this recipe be?

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