Quick & Easy Lemon Spaghetti

This Lemon Spaghetti recipe is just perfect for a light dinner!

Quick & Easy Lemon Spaghetti | MomOnTimeout.com

There’s something about bringing my family together for a home-cooked meal that warms my soul.  My family ate dinner together when I was growing up and it’s a tradition that I will continue with my children.  Having a six year old and a four year old means that I frequently deal with, “I’m not going to eat that!  It looks yucky!”

Thankfully there is a meal that I can pull together in 20 minutes and everyone loves it – pasta!  No matter the form, no matter the sauce, when my kids see pasta they say “Yum!”  I love how quick a pasta dinner is to pull together – get the pasta going, cook your proteins and/or veggies, throw a baguette in the oven and you’re halfway done!

For World Pasta Day {October 25th}, I served up Lemon Spaghetti. Bursting with fresh, vibrant flavor- the spaghetti was a complete success!  It was so light, so delicious – a meal the whole family could enjoy – together!

This recipe comes from “The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook” and is a cinch to prepare.  Only 7 ingredients, including salt and pepper, it’s a recipe you will turn to time and time again.  Elegant and full of flavor, this pasta dish would be perfect for guests!

In honor of World Pasta Day, head on over to Barilla’s Facebook page, click on the “Share A Hug” tab to help Barilla donate to Feeding America and receive a download of the cookbook and a $1 off and Barilla pasta or sauce coupon (while supplies last).

Ingredients:
1 lb Barilla Spaghetti
2 fresh lemons
2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
2/3 c Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/3 fresh basil, chopped

Printable Recipe

Directions:
Grate lemon peels and place lemon zest in a small bowl.  Juice the lemons into a separate bowl.  Whisk the oil, lemon juice, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and blend.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally  until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.  Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.

Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest.  Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten.

Season the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Lemon Spaghetti | Mom On Timeout

As a busy mom, I totally understand the challenges we all face in getting a hot meal on the table for dinner.  I also understand how important it is.  Meals are a great way to reconnect with your family, to show how much you care, and to catch up on what happened that day.  My children look forward to dinner time because they know that’s the one meal during the day that they share with both my husband and I.  I love that my children enjoy this time together and making it a tradition now will make it easier to sustain as our lives and schedules get increasingly busy.

Being short on time doesn’t mean you can’t provide your family with a home-cooked meal.  Barilla pasta makes it easy to prepare a meal in a reasonable amount of time AND it’s a meal that your whole family will LOVE!

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Quick & Easy Lemon Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Barilla Spaghetti
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 c Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/3 fresh basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Grate lemon peels and place lemon zest in a small bowl. Juice the lemons into a separate bowl. Whisk the oil, lemon juice, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and blend.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally until tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
  3. Add the spaghetti to the lemon sauce, and toss with the basil and lemon zest. Toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to moisten.
  4. Season the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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Comments

  1. This looks yummy and I have the ingredients on hand! I think I’ll make this for my lunch! :)

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

  2. Very nice light pasta idea. Thanks

  3. I just discovered Trader Joe’s frozen artichoke hearts and I think they would be wonderful in this. Also add shrimp or tuna perfect with the lemon

  4. Yummy!! Looks great!
    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

  5. Wow… now I’m really hungry!

  6. Looks delicious! Love lemon pasta!

  7. Trish, this looks so good! Love finding new ideas for meatless meals. I host a Wednesday party now if you’d like to share:
    http://www.semihomemademom.com/2012/10/show-share-wednesday-10-happy-halloween.html

  8. Hi Trish,
    I’m kind of obsessed with anything lemon. Lemon and pasta is especially right up my alley. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Yum! Sounds fantastic! I love lemon spaghetti but I’ve never tried it with cheese before. Pinning :)

  10. I love lemon spaghetti! It always tastes so light and fresh. This is fantastic! Would you consider sharing it at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there.

  11. This looks great! I would love for you to share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-7.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  12. Sounds delicious! I put lemon on my shrimp, but I never thought about putting it directly onto the pasta. Yum! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  13. Sounds yummy and truly Italian, so to say, TY for sharing :)

  14. I’m just stopping by again this morning to let you know I featured this at Practically Functional today! You can check it out and grab a button here: http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/11/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-25/

  15. This looks delicious, light and I already have all the ingredients – perfect. I love your recipes and your family stories. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. I just made this and I didn’t have any basil on hand so I used fresh dill instead! It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe

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