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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Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.

Sometimes you just crave carbs. When I get the pasta craving I make sure to indulge in a delicious bowl full of it! But not just pasta. I add a ton of flavor with Roasted Garlic, Lemon, Pamesan and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

When a recipe only uses a few ingredients, make sure those ingredients are high quality.  Use your favorite pasta. The garlic and lemon needs to be fresh. The parmesan cheese must be high quality. And use a premium olive oil.

Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.

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}

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

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.

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 40 minutes!

Round up your other ingredients while you are waiting for the garlic.

Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.

This simple dinner meal is absolutely satisfying and loaded with flavor! Perfect with a glass of wine.

For more quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas, be sure to check out my Tortellini Pepperoni Pizza Casserole, Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole or Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs.

Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.

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Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.
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Lemon Garlic Pasta
Servings: 4
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
  • 1 Head of Garlic 10-15 cloves
  • 1/4 Cup Spectrum Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Tb Fresh Lemon Juice 1 large or 2 small lemons
  • Lemon Zest
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes or more if you like spicy
  • 1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta - cooked
  • 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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Lemon Garlic Pasta Recipe - A simple dinner idea or filling side dish. Pasta tossed with lemon, premium olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic.

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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?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Sam! This recipe will serve 3-4 easily. 2 servings if you are really hungry 😀

  7. Darchelle says:

    If adding cherry tomatoes as suggested–should they be sautéed as we’ll or just rinsed and tossed in? I am a bit of dodo when it comes to cooking so I was just wondering. Thank you.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Whatever you prefer, Darchelle. I think sauteed cherry tomatoes are absolutely divine! So, I would probably go that route. 🙂

  8. Nicole – This pasta is exactly what I need to brighten my day. I’ve been struggling to fight a cold all week. Hopefully this citrus will help me fight it! If not, oh well. 😀

  9. This looks like the perfect entree or side dish!

  10. Beverley says:

    I love tasting my food and this is just perfect. light refreshing ingredients, delicious xoox

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Beverley! I agree. I love recipes that aren’t overly fussy, just a few delicious ingredients 🙂

  11. I love using lemons in my dishes too. And I also love roasted garlic. This pasta is just amazing! It would really be great for dinner. My friends would love to see this on the table.

  12. Bridget says:

    Amazing!!!

  13. Thanks so much for the inspiration for tonight’s dinner. Cynthia of What a Girl Eats posted your recipe a few days ago and I’ve been obsessing ever since. It’s delicious.

  14. Lissa says:

    Eating a bowl of this just now… It’s very zingy, and works well with a little bit of tarragon and rosemary 🙂 Definitely gonna have this again. Simple, tasty food 😀

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