Lemon Pasta Recipe

Lemon Pasta Recipe

This Lemon Pasta Recipe post is sponsored by Good Cook.

lemon-pastaWe cook nearly every meal at home, which means we are always cooking and trying new recipes. I like to go out to eat and it’s super convenient, but if we can make the recipe at home, why not? It’s so much cheaper, plus we know exactly what is going into our food — and how much of it.

I’m trying to eat healthier, so it’s nice to be able to control the amount of salt that goes into my food. Plus, I can use low-fat options, and I’m not exactly sure what restaurants use. Pete eats healthy all the time, so if it is him doing the cooking, he always wants to make something that’s “light and fresh.” That would be our go to style, so we tried this Lemon Pasta. It’s both light and fresh — and delicious.

Lemon Pasta

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • Zest of three lemons
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt, pepper to taste

What You’ll Do:

Boil water, add spaghetti. Cook. When it’s done, remove 1.5 cups of water and set aside. Drain the spaghetti and set aside.

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Dice the shallot and chop the fresh basil.

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I put these in the prep bows when I was done. That was so convenient. I don’t know how I lived without these.

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Cut a wedge of cheese and grate it.

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I’m gonna be honest, it was a little choppy and not the neatest method. I did love how fine the cheese grated, so it was worth it.

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Heat olive oil in the pot. Add shallots and minced garlic.

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After the shallots become translucent (about five minutes), add cream, and the reserved pasta water. Cook for three minutes then remove from heat.

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Add pasta back into the pot. Stir.

Clean the lemons good. Since you’re eating the peel, go with organic lemons so you can stay away from pesticides. Add oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cheese, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.

Lemon Pasta Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound of spaghetti
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon oil
  3. 1 medium shallot, diced
  4. 1/4 cup light cream
  5. zest of three lemons
  6. 1/4 cup lemon juice (it was exactly one lemon)
  7. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  8. 2 tablespoons basil
  9. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  10. salt, pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil water, add spaghetti. Cook. When it’s done, remove 1.5 cups of water and set aside. Drain the spaghetti and set aside.
  2. Dice the shallot.
  3. Chop the fresh basil.
  4. Cut a wedge of cheese and grate it.
  5. After the pasta is cooked, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pot. Add shallots and minced garlic.
  6. After the shallots become translucent, add cream and the reserved pasta water. Cook for three minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Add pasta back into the pot. Stir.
  8. Add oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cheese, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.
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