Lemon Pepper Pasta Recipe

Published on
August 17th 2023
Last updated on March 20th 2024
Sarah Leadon

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When it's summer, the last thing you want to do is an enslaved person in the kitchen making dinner. Ready in just 15 minutes, this Lemon Pepper Pasta makes the perfect summer dinner. The fresh lemon juice and zest give the pasta a bright flavor, while the coarse black pepper gives it a spicy flare. Spinach and fresh parsley add a pop of vibrant color and an extra dose of nutrients. Overall, this Lemon Pepper Pasta is delicious and flavorful, just like our lemon asparagus pasta,

What is lemon pepper sauce made of?

Lemon pepper sauce contains butter, garlic, shallots, lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon zest, kosher salt, and coarse black pepper. 
 

Can I use lemon pepper instead of lemon?

Yes, you can use lemon pepper instead of lemon juice. However, you may want to decrease the amount of black pepper to 1/2 tablespoon so the lemon pepper pasta isn't too spicy. 
 

Why is my lemon pepper seasoning clumpy?

Lemon pepper seasoning clumps together when it comes into contact with moisture or heat. So it's best to store your lemon pepper seasoning in a dry area away from the heat so it lasts as long as possible. 
 

How many calories is in lemon pepper pasta?

There are 300 calories in each serving of lemon pepper pasta.
 

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Author: Sarah Leadon
Rate
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

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Instructions

Cook the spaghetti pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until it's al dente. Drain the spaghetti pasta in a colander and set it aside. 
 

Cook and drain the pasta

Place the butter into a large skillet and set it over medium-high heat. 
 

Prepare skillet with the butter

Add the garlic and shallots and cook them for 2 minutes until they soften. 
 

Sautéing garlic and shallots

Add the lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon zest, kosher salt, and black pepper and cook for 3 minutes until it reduces. 
 

Adding the lemon juice, broth, lemon zest, salt and pepper

Add the spinach and cook it for 2 minutes until it wilts. 
 

Cooking the spinach

Add the spaghetti pasta and parsley and toss to coat it in the sauce. Cook for 1–2 minutes until everything is heated through. 
 

Adding the pasta and parsley

Divide the lemon pepper pasta between 4 bowls and garnish each bowl with Parmesan cheese.

Serving the Lemon Pepper Pasta
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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon