Getting a meal on the table in 20 minutes can be a challenge, but with this easy one Pan Lemon Garlic Pasta, it doesn’t have to be. Pasta, lemon and garlic all cook together in one pan – making clean-up a snap!
1tablespoonminced garlic or 4 clovesfinely chopped
Juice and zest from 1 lemon
Salt & Pepper
2Tablespoonschopped fresh herbs like parsley or basil
1cupfreshly shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat and cook garlic for 30 seconds to a minute, just until fragrant (careful, as it burns quickly).
Add water, linguine, remaining butter, lemon juice and zest and salt and pepper to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to medium. Continue to cook pasta until nearly all water is evaporated, stirring often to keep pasta from sticking, about 8-9 minutes. (If pasta needs more cooking time, add a little more hot water).
Remove from heat and stir in about 3/4 cup cup shredded Parmesan Cheese and fresh herbs.
Divide into bowls and garnish with remaining Parmesan, freshly cracked black pepper and a quick squeeze of lemon juice (option).
Use any long cut pasta here, just watch for perfect texture as you cook.