Occasionally, you crave carbs. When I crave pasta, I satisfy myself with a tasty bowl. Not just pasta, but I also add Roasted Garlic, Lemon, Parmesan, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil for extra flavor.
For a great recipe, use high-quality ingredients: your preferred pasta, fresh garlic and lemon, top-notch parmesan cheese, and premium olive oil.
Try this comforting Pasta Recipe – simple and delightful. A perfect blend of two favorites: Lemon and Roasted Garlic. Why have garlic differently?
DETAIL OF HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON GARLIC PASTA
- Garlic, 10-15 cloves
- Extra virgin olive oil – ¼ cup
- Fresh lemon juice – 4 to 5 tbsp
- A pinch of salt
- Lemon zest
- Red pepper flakes, or more if you like spicy – ⅛ tsp
- Angel hair pasta – ½ lb
- Freshly grated parmesan
STEPS TO PREPARE LEMON GARLIC PASTA
Boiling the Pasta
Fill a large pot with water, allowing enough space for the pasta to cook without sticking together.
Add a generous amount of salt to the water to season the pasta while cooking.
Bring the water to a rolling boil and then carefully add the pasta.
Stir occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking, and cook until it reaches al dente perfection.
Once cooked, drain the pasta and set aside.
Bringing It All Together
Place peeled garlic cloves in an oven-safe dish, drizzle with olive oil, and cover with foil. Roast at 400° for 30-40 minutes until lightly golden browned. Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then chop.
In a large sauté pan over medium/low heat, heat olive oil and chopped garlic for 4-5 minutes while stirring.
Add lemon juice and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, add salt and red pepper flakes.
Add the cooked pasta and toss with the lemon garlic sauce until fully coated.
Transfer to serving dishes and top with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes (optional).
If you are sensitive to lemon and garlic then adjust garlic and lemon to your taste.
This pasta recipe uses angel hair pasta, but you can opt for regular spaghetti or my favorite, bucatini.
This pasta is great on its own or can be enhanced with roasted chicken, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, shrimp, or veggies. It’s a delightful dinner with rich flavors, perfect with wine.