Basil Lemon Pasta Recipe

Easy basil lemon pasta recipe | a great weeknight dinner for spring and summer

There’s nothing that I love more than a fresh, home cooked meal that isn’t time consuming. As the girls get a little older, I find myself busier than ever trying to keep up with their school activities, parental responsibilities and finding time for a little fun in between. This time of year, I find myself making this easy basil lemon pasta on Mondays and Tuesdays, when we’re trying to get back into our daily routine. It’s light, refreshing and everyone enjoys it and I can make it from start to finish in about 15 minutes including time to chop basil and grate parmesan.

Lemon basil pasta recipe - quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe

Lemon basil pasta recipe - quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe

I first made my basil lemon pasta one evening after a long day when we didn’t want to go anywhere, but we had very little at home – just staples and some leftover basil. Out of fear I’d have to get out of my yoga pants, I whipped up a batch of my homemade pasta while throwing a few ingredients together – butter, garlic, white wine and why not try a little lemon juice? I garnished with fresh basil and parmesan {which I never go without} and we all loved it! It’s the perfect spring and summer pasta recipe so you can spend more time doing what you enjoy outdoors.

Easy basil lemon pasta recipe | a great weeknight dinner for spring and summer

Let’s dig in.

Quick, easy and refreshing basil lemon sauce - perfect for summer!

Basil Lemon Pasta

Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 0:05
Serves 4-6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 c lemon juice
  • 1/2 c white {cooking} wine}
  • basil, sliced thin
  • parmesan, fresh grated

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add garlic. Reduce to medium low heat.
  2. Add lemon juice and cooking wine, stir until warmed.
  3. Toss with 1 lb of drained pasta and top with parmesan and basil.

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Easy basil lemon pasta recipe | a great weeknight dinner for spring and summer

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  • Anonymous says:

    Love a simple recipe,,,,I sometimes add leftover rotisserie chicken to mine….

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