Easy Lemon Pasta


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes8 servings
Easy Lemon Pasta

Shake off winter's tight grip with these spring pasta recipes. Photo, Erik Putz.

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It doesn’t get more fresh and zesty than this pasta. Whip up a simple plate for an Italian-styled evening, and savour simple, delicious ingredients.


  • 450 g bucatini or linguine pasta

  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsp lemon zest

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 2 cups grated pecorino or romano cheese, plus more for garnish

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1 cup chopped parsley


  • COOK pasta following package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

  • MELT butter with oil in a large frying pan over medium. Add garlic and cook for 1 min. Add pepper flakes and lemon zest and cook, stirring, for 30 sec. Stir in reserved cooking liquid.

  • ADD pasta, lemon juice, cheese and salt, tossing well to coat. Add parsley and toss. Serve with shaved pecorino.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 403, Protein 14g, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 18g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 732mg.
Good source of vitamin A.

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