I have fallen in love with one pot pastas. Not only are they are easy to make, they make literally one big dish to wash and they taste AMAZING! I have made that one pot tomato basil pasta that was floating around awhile back and it was so good, it’s been on my kid’s request of dinner list ever since (which says a lot!). We are huge fans of lemon garlic pasta around here so I figured I’d see if I could make a lemon version and the results were delicious! This one pot lemon garlic pasta is so good and cooks up in less than 30 minutes. It’s great for busy week nights or any night were you just don’t feel like cooking a big meal.
This one pot lemon garlic pasta is so so so good. It combines the classic tastes of lemon and garlic in a fresh and light pasta that the whole family will love. It’s even great for leftovers! My daughter wants it for her school lunch- that’s how good it is! It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients too, and if you used jarred minced garlic, you don’t even have to chop! Really, it’s the perfect weeknight meal when you literally have less than hour to cook, clean and eat.
The thing I love about these one pot pastas is that you just throw everything in a pot and let it cook. It’s not like those crock pot recipes where you THINK it’s one pot, and then the recipe says to “brown this” first. Nope, not this one. Just throw all of the ingredients in a pot, bring it to a boil, then turn down and let it simmer till it’s cooked. Done. Really, it’s that easy! I used linguini for this dish but you could use any type of pasta you wanted, just being sure to adjust your cooking time according to the type of pasta you picked. With less than 10 ingredients and cooking up in around 20 minutes, this is going to be your new favorite pasta dish!
- 1 box linguini
- ¼ cup butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoons dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Sautee the garlic in a large pot with 2 tablespoons of the butter for 30 seconds.
- Add in all remaining ingredients, minus the cheese, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, cooking for around 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until nearly all of the liquid is evaporated and the pasta is cooked.
- Season with more salt and pepper if desired and stir in the cheese. Serve immediately.
So easy, right? I promised you easy and really this recipe is as easy as it gets. It’s so fresh tasting too, it’s great for those nights where you don’t want a heavy meal, but still want something warm and filling. This is my kid’s current favorite dinner, and they are picky so that is a testament to how good this dish is!
Have you ever made a one pot pasta before?