I absolutely love this lemon pasta because it’s delicious, it doesn’t have any cream or butter and it’s done in 15 minutes!

I’m a pasta addict but as much as I enjoy creamy sauces, my figure doesn’t.  I serve this pasta with steamed broccolini on the side, with sauteed fish, or alone and it never disappoints.



1 Lb pasta (I use bucatini)

Juice of 2 lemons

3 – 4 cloves garlic, diced

6 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 – 2 cups pasta water

1/2 cut chopped Italian Parsley

1 cup fresh grated Parmesean 

crushed red pepper

Salt & Pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add pasta.

While pasta is cooking, saute garlic in olive oil until barely translucent.  

When pasta if somewhat underdone, add pasta, 1/2 cup pasta water, lemon juice, Italian parsley and 2/3 cup Parmesean to pan.  Use tongs to turns the pasta mixture over and over until it has absorbed all the liquid.  Add more pasta water as necessary.

Turn into a bowl, garnish with salt & pepper, red pepper to taste and extra Parmesean.