Easy Lemon Garlic Pasta

It seems like everyone has insane schedules these days! Quick and easy recipes are a key to getting everyone around the dinner table. This easy lemon garlic pasta is packed with flavor in an easy to follow recipe that is ready super fast.


It seems like everyone has insane schedules these days! Quick and easy recipes are a key to getting everyone around the dinner table. This easy lemon garlic pasta is packed with flavor in an easy to follow recipe that is ready super fast.


Ingredients
  • 1 box angel hair or spaghetti
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups baby spinach torn
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp salt and pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water and then drain pasta.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and lemon zest. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add butter to pan and, once melted, add baby spinach, pasta, reserved pasta water and lemon juice. Once spinach begins to wilt, stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.